CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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March 12, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Whom would you interview for a news story on U.S. jobs and the unemployment rate? What questions would you ask?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What do you remember about the disasters that struck Japan in March last year? How was Ishinomaki, the town seen in the segment, affected by these disasters? How did Ishinomaki mark the first anniversary of the earthquake? What resources do you think that Ishinomaki's residents might need one year after the disasters?
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What is significant about the space shuttle Endeavour? What is NASA currently doing with Endeavour? What is seen on CNN reporter John Zarrella's tour of Endeavour? What do you think NASA is doing to prepare retired shuttles for public display? Would you want to visit one? Why or why not?
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What is the oldest active duty ship in the U.S. Navy? What kind of ship is this? Why do you think the Navy has kept this ship active this long? What do you think life is like for a sailor serving on an aircraft carrier? Would you want to serve on this kind of ship? Why or why not?
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