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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:52 PM EDT, Mon September 3, 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) -- September 4, 4012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What can news media do to ensure their coverage is balanced between two different political conventions?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Where and when is the 2012 Democratic National Convention being held? What might be the advantages and disadvantages of the timing of the political conventions for each party?

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What is your definition of hazing? In the report, what does a Florida state attorney say about hazing? What is known about Florida A&M University (FAMU) student Robert Champion's death? What were some actions taken at FAMU in the wake of Champion's death? How did Clark Atlanta University recently react to hazing allegations there? Do you think that educational institutions and students should take action to reduce hazing incidents? Explain. How do you think that your school and its students might react if allegations of hazing were reported there?

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What was the cause of a recent, controlled explosion in Munich, Germany? What were the effects of this explosion? What do you think can be learned from this event? Do you think it could have been handled differently? Explain.

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Who benefits from the work of CNN Hero Jo Crawford? What needs might these women have? How does Crawford encourage the women she helps to "pay it forward"?

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According to the program, why did an Alabama principal shave his head recently? What else do you think could be done to encourage students to improve their test scores?

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