CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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November 7, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why might a national news organization cover a story about a moderate, localized earthquake?
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Daily Discussion Questions
Why is Greece forming a new government? How do you think that a government with many political parties would face different challenges than a government with fewer parties? Explain.
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According to the program, how have recent earthquakes affected Oklahoma? Do you think that regions where earthquakes don't typically occur should prepare for these kinds of natural disasters? Why or why not?
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What is Hajj? If you were interviewing Muslims taking part in Hajj, what questions would you ask?
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What do you think scientists hope to learn from studying an asteroid that is expected to fly by Earth tomorrow?
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What was the purpose of an experiment in which six people were placed in a simulator for 520 days? What do you think scientists might have considered before approving this project? Would you want to participate in an experiment that lasted that long? Why or why not? What situations can you think of on Earth where workers may be in confined spaces performing complicated tasks?
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