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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 7:13 PM EDT, Tue August 14, 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 15, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might consumers, manufacturers and the media use the information obtained from car crash tests?

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Daily Discussion Questions

About how long does a typical airplane flight from New York to London take? How long would the experimental plane seen in today's show take to make the same trip? What uses can you think of for a plane that travels at six times the speed of sound? What might be the benefits and drawbacks of using this technology to carry people quickly across long distances?

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What do you know about the situation in Syria? According to the report, what are some of the dangers of living in Aleppo, Syria? What might people do to protect themselves from these dangers? Why do you think that some people don't want to leave the city?

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What is Down syndrome? What did the Michigan High School Athletic Association recently decide regarding Eric Dompierre's request to play school sports? How might this decision affect some other Michigan high school athletes? What arguments do you think that supporters and critics might make about this decision? What is your opinion?

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According to CNN Hero Zach Hudson, who are "the forgotten portion of our society"? How does Hudson help these people? What unique needs do you think elderly people might have?

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