CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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January 24, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
How might news coverage of a disaster help the survivors?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What type of severe weather hit the Southeast on Monday? What unique challenges do storms bring for victims and officials? What do you think can be done to help in the recovery efforts?
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What are many Chinese hoping for as the Year of the Dragon begins? According to the report, what events have happened in some previous Years of the Dragon? What are some events predicted for this year? What is your opinion of these predictions? Explain.
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What city is hosting the 2012 Olympic Games? What was said in the report about the scope of security operations for this event? What three groups will be included in joint security efforts at the Olympics? What role do you think each of these units will play in maintaining security at the Games? Explain.
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Why is Premont, Texas eliminating its after-school sports programs? In your opinion, will eliminating these activities help the school academically? If so, why? If not, what do you think school officials should do to reach their goal? How might eliminating your school's athletic programs affect you and the school, if at all?
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