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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:45 PM EDT, Mon August 13, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

(CNN Student News) -- August 14, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What different perspectives would you include in a news story about the effects of drought?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program: What is a drought? About how much of the continental United States is currently experiencing moderate (or worse) drought conditions? What are some of the direct and indirect effects of drought? What questions would you ask farmers who are living in areas experiencing drought?

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What city will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games? What concerns have been raised about hosting the Olympics there? How have officials responded to some of these concerns? What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks for a city to host a major, international athletic event?

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Why is Saudi Arabia considering building a city just for women? How do you think that Saudi men and women might react to this city?

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What is the purpose of Camp Abilities in New York? How is sports equipment modified for the camp's participants? How could everyday items be modified to help people who have impaired vision?

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