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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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(CNN Student News) -- September 8, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Do you think it's important to include international stories in a news program? Why or why not?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Why do you think that U.S. jobs that pay between $35,000 to $70,000 were lost more than jobs in other salary ranges during the recent recession? Why do you think that CNN's Tom Foreman says that this group "is what drives the economy?" What, if anything, do you think can be done to increase the number of jobs in this range? What actions, if any, do you think that governments, corporations and individuals could take to improve the jobs picture in the U.S.?

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What is your reaction after watching the story about the woman whose home had been destroyed by Texas wildfires? Why does she consider herself "the luckiest person in the world"? What kind of help do you think that she could offer her neighbors who've also lost their homes? What resources do you think that this community might need in order to rebuild? What factors would you consider in deciding whether to rebuild or relocate in the wake of wildfires?

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Why do you think that Will Thomas chose shooting baskets as a way of raising money for a good cause? How do you think that families of fallen Navy SEALs might use the money Thomas raised? What ways can you think of to support families of fallen servicemen and women?

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