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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:06 PM EDT, Sun April 15, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- April 16, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In what ways is the spread of news handled differently today than in 1912, when the Titanic disaster was first reported? What hasn't changed in news reporting?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Where did severe weather strike in the United States over the weekend? What are some features of the storm that CNN's Rob Marciano mentions in the report? How does the storm that Marciano describes compare to what you've seen in your textbook(s)? Explain.

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What happened to a rocket that North Korea launched last week? How did the United States react to this launch? Why might the international community have concerns about North Korea's rocket program?

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How many years ago was the Titanic disaster? Why do you think that some people consider certain anniversary years more significant than others? How is life in 1912 described in the segment? In your opinion, what impact do the events and items mentioned in the segment have on American life today?

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According to the program: What is the significance of a wounded veteran's "Alive Day"? What are some of the athletic events in which Cameron Kerr has participated since his Alive Day? What does Kerr say about the importance for him of running the Boston Marathon? How do you think that other wounded veterans might react to Kerr's story?

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