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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 7:03 PM EDT, Wed August 15, 2012
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  • 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 16, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day


How can the media report on disease outbreaks without panicking the public?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What information is given in the program about the West Nile virus? What is the status of a current West Nile outbreak in the U.S.? What do you think people can do to protect themselves from this virus? How might mosquito populations be controlled? What do you think might be the environmental benefits and risks of killing mosquitoes?

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What do you know about the position of United States vice president? According to the program, how did the 12th Amendment to the Constitution change the determination of vice president? Why do you think that this determination was changed? What criteria do you think modern presidential candidates use when choosing their running mates?

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According to the program: What are some reasons why some city and federal government agencies have installed surveillance cameras? What concerns have been raised about this kind of surveillance? What benefits might it offer?

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According to the program, how will a New Jersey law affect the license plates of some young drivers in the state? What are some arguments for and against this law? What is your opinion?

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