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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:03 PM EDT, Mon May 28, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- May 29, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were to broadcast a story about Memorial Day, which medium would you choose: TV, radio or Internet? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of each?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What were your thoughts during the playing of "Taps" in today's show? Why do you think that song has become associated with many Memorial Day ceremonies?

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What is the purpose of the Good Grief Camp? In the report, what do the participants say about this camp? How might spending time with people who've had similar experiences be important for someone who has gone through a tragedy? Can you think of other activities that might help people in these situations?

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What is a tropical cyclone? What is the geographical difference between a hurricane and a typhoon? According to the report, what role do these storms play in "balancing out" global temperatures? Why do you think that major storms are identified by names? Can you think of other ways to identify them?

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What historic political event is occurring in Egypt? Why is a runoff election necessary? What unique challenges might the first freely elected leader of a country face? In your opinion, what should such a leader prioritize?

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