CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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October 17, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
If you were covering a news story about U.S. troops being sent to another part of the world, what information and points of view would you include? Why?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? What do the students in the segment say about the significance of attending the King Memorial's dedication? What do you think could be the value of visiting memorials like the one for Dr. King?
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How would you describe the Occupy Wall Street protests? Why are some people staging similar protests in other countries? What do you think influences whether a protest stays peaceful or turns violent?
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Why are U.S. troops being sent to central Africa? What factors do you think a president might weigh when deciding whether to send American troops to an area of conflict? What benefits and risks can you think of that could result from this action?
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What is Big Ben? Why is the tower that houses Big Ben leaning? How do you think that this issue was discovered?
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