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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:52 PM EDT, Sun August 26, 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 27, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might news coverage of the first manned moon landing be different today than it was in 1969?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the name of the storm that is threatening the Gulf region? What challenges did Haiti's residents face in the wake of the storm? How might these residents deal with the storm's aftermath? How are some of Florida's residents bracing for this storm? How might disaster preparedness and response differ between Florida and Haiti? Why?

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Who was Neil Armstrong? What do you know about the significance of his accomplishments? Why do you think that Armstrong was chosen for the moon mission? If you were to write a paragraph about the moon landing for a history textbook, what unique information would you include, and why?

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According to the report: What accusations have been made against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong? How has he responded to these allegations? Why do you think that many sports organizations are concerned about the use of performance-enhancing drugs? How do you think sports organizations should respond when an athlete is accused of using banned or illegal substances?

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How did flesh-eating bacteria affect Aimee Copeland? What accommodations were made in her family's home? How do you think she has remained positive, despite the challenges she has faced? What do you think Copeland will need to achieve her goal of living as independently as possible?

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