CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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January 5, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why do you think it is important for young people, who may not be old enough to vote, to hear about the election process? What kinds of media resources can help people learn about this process?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What were the results of the Iowa caucuses? What are your thoughts about these results? What are your predictions for the future primaries and caucuses?
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According to the segment, what was the status of Europe's economy in 2011? What did British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy say in the report about their countries' economies? How do you think that British and French citizens might react to their leaders' statements? In your opinion, what can be done by governments, businesses and individuals to improve economic conditions, if anything? Explain.
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What are many people praying for in Japan? What did Japan's prime minister say about his country's economy? What did the people in the report say about the health of Japan's economy?
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What examples are presented in the program that show how different economies are connected? If you were interviewing an economic expert, what questions would you ask about the world's economy, and why?
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