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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:29 PM EDT, Sun August 19, 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 20, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What would you include in a video whose goal is to reduce drinking and driving? What elements do you think would make young people pay attention to your video?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What issue is at the center of a dispute between South African miners and a mining company? What do journalists and police officials each say about why the dispute turned violent? What solutions, if any, do you think could end this dispute peacefully?

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What feat is swimmer Diana Nyad attempting? What does Nyad say about her attempt? What challenges do you think she might face during her swim? How do you think that Nyad trains for long, ocean swims?

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Why is NASA's Curiosity rover firing a laser at a rock on Mars? What do you think that scientists could discover by doing this? Do you think this experiment is worthwhile? Explain. What experiments would you want a Mars rover to conduct?

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According to the report: What tragedy did CNN Hero Leo McCarthy experience? What did McCarthy do in response to this tragedy? How else could someone effectively encourage young people to avoid the dangers of alcohol?

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According to the architect in the program, how big is the world's smallest house? What are some benefits of living in this house, according to the house's architect? What are some of the limitations of living in the house? Could you spend a week living in a house like this? Explain.

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