CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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February 29, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What kinds of information do you think news organizations should offer about political candidates? How would you use this information in selecting a candidate for office?

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Daily Discussion Questions

How large is the "evacuation zone" around Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant? How do you think that officials determined the size of this zone? What safety precautions do you see people take within the evacuation zone? What work is being done in and around the damaged reactors? What benefits and risks might a reporter face in gaining access to this site?

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What is a leap year? Why was the leap year established? What do you think would happen if the Gregorian calendar didn't contain a leap year?

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Who are some of the notable black figures mentioned by students on today's show? Why are they historically significant? In your opinion, what are some ways in which history makers can be recognized? If you could honor a prominent historical figure, whom would you choose, and how would you honor that individual?

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