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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:29 PM EDT, Tue September 4, 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 5, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might a survey about the middle class be presented differently by different organizations (such as news media or political groups)?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What events were scheduled for the Democratic National Convention yesterday? Do you think that undecided voters are influenced by political conventions? Explain. Why do you think that the candidates' wives, Ann Romney and Michelle Obama, spoke at this year's political conventions? What kind of impact might they have?

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How would you define the American middle class? According to a recent survey: How do many Americans currently define the middle class? How and why has this definition changed since 1991? Why do you think that the concept of a middle class is important to many Americans?

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What information is revealed in the report about Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery? What kind of information might be given on a cemetery tour? In the report, what do the people say about the value of cemetery tours? What resources, other than the Internet and textbooks, could you use to find information about historical figures and events?

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According to the program: What change has Harrods department store made in its toy department? Why has Harrods made this change? What have critics said about the change? How might consumers -- adults and children -- react to this change? What is your opinion?

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