CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
November 8, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
How might a charitable organization use different forms of media to help advance a cause?
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Daily Discussion Questions
Are there any elections taking place in your community today? Explain. When local or state elections take place, where could you find more information about the candidates and issues on the ballot?
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According to the segment, what advantages might a U.S. president have during his re-election campaign? Can you think of any advantages a president's opponents might have during the election? Explain. What has been President Obama's strategy on the campaign trail? What have both supporters and critics said in the report about this strategy? Do you think that President Obama will change his strategy when the Republican party selects its nominee? Why or why not?
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What challenges is Italy's government facing? Why is a bailout from other European nations unlikely? What options are available to deal with these challenges? What course of action do you think that the Italian prime minister and government should take? Why?
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What is the purpose of Bruno Serato's charity? Why do you think that Serato chooses to feed the motel children fresh pasta instead of leftovers? Can you think of other ways to help children in similar situations? Explain.
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