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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:50 PM EDT, Tue June 5, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- June 6, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might the experience of watching a historic event on TV compare to personally attending the event? How might two people who experience the event from those different perspectives be able to supplement each other's knowledge of the event?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the report, what do storm researchers say about people's perception of wind speed? Why might it be important to understand how people perceive hurricane conditions? Can you think of other natural events in which a difference might exist between a person's perception and reality?

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According to the program: What caused dramatic wrinkling on one side of a truck driver's face? What role might his occupation have played in this damage? Can you think of other professions in which workers might be exposed to the sun for extended periods of time? What do you think could be done to raise awareness about occupational sun exposure?

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How did you react to the two news stories that involved disabilities? What kinds of support, if any, might these boys need in the future?

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How does the Swap-O-Matic machine work? What does the machine's inventor say about her creation? Can you think of any items that you own that you would trade in a Swap-O-Matic? What kinds of items would you expect to find in a Swap-O-Matic that you might want?

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