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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
RELATED TOPICS
  • Islam
  • New York City
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Korean Peninsula

(CNN Student News) -- August 23, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that a company could use the media to respond to concerns about a food-borne illness?

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Egg Recall Concerns

According to the program: What disease outbreak has led to the recall of more than half a billion eggs? How has the public been affected by this outbreak?

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What advice does the doctor seen in the report give about preventing illness from potentially tainted eggs?

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In your opinion, what role should government officials and food producers play in protecting consumers from food-borne illnesses?

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Iran Unveils Drone

What military weapon did Iran unveil recently? What does Iran say is the goal of this weapon? How do you think that the international community might respond to Iran's new weapon? Explain.

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, might Iran's new weapon have on the security situation in the Middle East?

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What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages of using unmanned drones in combat? Can you think of other uses for this technology?

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Flood Impacts Economy

According to the segment, what was the status of Pakistan's economy before recent severe flooding? How has the flooding affected the country's economy?

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Do you think that a country whose economy is based on industry would be affected by severe flooding in the same way as Pakistan? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Teen's Peace Mission

According to the program: Where does Jonathan Lee want to plant a peace forest for children? What does Lee say he hopes to accomplish through this idea? How was Lee's idea for a peace forest received by North Korean officials?

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What are some of Lee's other humanitarian efforts mentioned in the program? What do you think motivates him to attempt these types of activities?

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