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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:43 PM EDT, Mon May 21, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- May 22, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How can members of the media decide what's appropriate when showing pictures or video of a natural disaster?

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Daily Discussion Questions

When are NATO troops scheduled to be out of Afghanistan? What statement did President Obama make about this transition? Do you think that NATO's withdrawal will affect Afghanistan's stability? Why or why not? How might Afghans respond to this troop withdrawal? Explain.

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What was the impact of the May 22, 2011 tornado on the town of Joplin, Missouri? What was your reaction to the images you saw of this disaster? What did student Lydia McAllister say about how the tornado changed her life? How do you think that McAllister dealt with these changes? What needs do you think that a person who survives a natural disaster might have? Explain.

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Who is Aesha? What does she say about her situation? What struggles and hopes does Aesha have today? What do you think that Aesha's story says about life for women who are under Taliban rule? What was your reaction to her story, and what do you think her future will be like in America?

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