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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:44 PM EDT, Wed August 29, 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 30, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What are the benefits and drawbacks of reporting outdoors during a hurricane? How might the impact of such coverage differ from a report delivered indoors?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What were the effects of severe weather brought by Isaac, which made landfall as a hurricane yesterday? How might the storm's speed affect its impact? What skills might rescuers need when helping people during and after severe weather? How do the hurricane hunters seen in the program collect data about severe weather? How might scientists, news organizations and authorities use that data?

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Who are some of the people who have spoken at this year's Republican National Convention? How do you think that speakers for the convention are determined? What might be the challenges of writing a speech whose audiences include a political party and the American public? What are some of the goals of a convention speech?

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According to a recent survey, what percentage of American students skip at least a month of school each year? What are some of the consequences these students may face? Why, in your opinion, do some students skip class? Is truancy an issue at your school? What do you think schools could do to try to improve attendance rates?

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What is your impression of the tomato festival seen in today's program? How do you think that traditions like this one are started?

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