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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:08 PM EDT, Tue April 24, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- April 25, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What information would you include on a website that profiles the national Teacher of the Year? What value might such a site have for educators, students, and other viewers?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What are some security concerns at the U.S. border with Mexico? What does a U.S. official say is the greatest threat? What kinds of technology are being used in patrolling the border? Can you think of other types of technology that could be used to help secure the border?

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According to the report, on what space objects does one company believe precious metals are located? What might be the benefits and risks of attempting to mine asteroids? Can you think of other places, either on Earth or not, that might contain undiscovered reserves of precious metals? Why do you think that companies are trying to find new sources of these metals?

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What are the STEM fields? What STEM skills do you think are taught at the college level? What do you think can be done to increase student interest in STEM programs?

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What was the origin of the soccer ball featured in today's program? Why was this soccer ball important to its owner? What items do you possess that have sentimental value? Why are these items significant to you?

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