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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:11 PM EDT, Sun April 22, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS

(CNN Student News) -- April 23, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What can viewers learn from videos of protests that occur in other countries? What parts of a story might not be told by these videos alone?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What were some of the results of yesterday's elections in France? What are some of the major political issues that France is currently facing? How might a country's economic situation affect its national political campaigns?

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What is the goal of Earth Day? According to the report, what percentage of U.S. solid waste is recycled? What do you think might be the benefits and challenges of trying to start up a recycling effort in your community? Do you think it is important to celebrate Earth Day? Explain. Did you personally take part in Earth Day events this year? If so, how? If not, why not?

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How much did the U.S. government collect in federal taxes last year? How much more than that did the federal government spend? How did it make up the difference? What were some of the spending items in last year's federal budget? What is your opinion on how the federal government spent money last year?

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According to the program: Approximately how many cyber attacks did the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's cyber unit respond to last year? What kinds of jobs are needed to respond to these kinds of attacks? Why do you think that there is a shortage of cyber security experts? What do you think could be done to close this gap? Explain.

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