CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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November 9, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
What do you think is the most effective way to alert the public about emergency situations? What media would you use to do this? Explain.
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Daily Discussion Questions
What circumstances have led to the resignations of two European prime ministers? What characteristics do you think people in those countries might look for in their new leaders? Explain.
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What has the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said about Iran's nuclear capabilities? How has Iran reacted to the IAEA report? Why do you think that the international community wants to know about countries' nuclear programs and capabilities? What do you think might be the pros and cons of releasing this kind of information to the general public?
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What kind of natural disasters occur in your region? How does your family, school, and community prepare for these disasters, if at all?
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What does a new study suggest about school bans on sugar-sweetened beverages? Are you surprised by the study's findings? Why or why not? Why are some people concerned about these kinds of beverages? How do you think that the beverage industries might respond to these concerns? Where do you think that you could find more information about the potential health benefits and risks of different beverages?
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According to the segment, how are some young people being encouraged to learn technology skills? Which approaches, if any, do you think could be effective at encouraging your peers to learn these skills? If you could have a career in a technology industry, what job would you want? What skills would you need for this job? Explain.
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