CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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February 23, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why do you think that some journalists are willing to potentially put themselves in harm's way to cover news stories? How might news reports about a conflict impact the people directly affected by the situation? Explain.
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Daily Discussion Questions
What is the Quran? What have U.S. military officials said about a recent incident in Afghanistan involving copies of the Quran? How did some Afghans react to this incident? According the report, what are some rituals and traditions associated with the Quran? What do you think could be done to foster cultural understanding between troops stationed in a country and the residents of that country?
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How is the economic news about Japan characterized in the report? What economic figures support this description? What impact do you think Japan's financial health might have on the global economy? Explain.
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How did scientists reportedly use 30,000-year-old seeds to revive an ancient plant species? Why do you think that they performed this experiment? What challenges do you think scientists might face when working with samples that are thousands of years old? What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of this type of research?
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