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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:09 PM EDT, Wed August 22, 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 23, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you respond to social media photos of your peers drinking, smoking or doing drugs? Would it impact what you thought of your peers? Would it impact what you thought of these activities?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What do you know about West Nile virus? What is significant about the current West Nile virus outbreak? How can the spread of this virus be prevented? When should a person seek treatment for this disease? How do you think that authorities track the spread of outbreaks like this one? How might this information be useful?

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According to the report, how do this year's rates for homicides and other crimes in Chicago compare to last year's rates? What might be some of the unique challenges that police officers in Chicago face? What are some factors that might affect a city's crime rate? What do you think can be done to bring down crime rates?

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According to the program: What percentage of food in America is wasted? What are some reasons why food is wasted? What do you think that food producers, restaurants, grocery stores and consumers could do to reduce the amount of wasted food?

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What did a new study suggest about teens and smoking, drinking, and drug use during the school day? What are some factors that influence teens' attitudes toward these activities? Do you think that the results of this survey reflect the reality in your community? Why or why not?

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What is aviophobia? How has this condition affected the 11-year-old boy featured in the program? How has his family tried to address his condition? What course of action did they ultimately decide to take? How do you think your family would have addressed this issue?

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