CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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October 4, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
In your opinion, is it important for media to report on global economic trends? Why or why not?
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Daily Discussion Questions
Why are some people concerned that Greece might not meet its economic goals? What do you think are some indicators economists use to determine the health of a local or national economy? Where do you think that you could find information about the status of these indicators in your community?
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What are some examples of biometric data? Why is India's government collecting biometric data from its citizens? Why do you think that some people might have concerns about the collection and use of this type of data? What is your reaction to the data collection seen in the report? Can you think of other ways that biometric data could be used? Explain.
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Why do you think that football officials implemented the mercy rule discussed in the report? How do you think that parents, coaches, teammates and opposing players might react to this rule? In your opinion, is the mercy rule fair as applied in this case? Under what circumstances, if any, do you think that a mercy rule is appropriate? Explain.
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