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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:04 PM EDT, Wed September 5, 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 6, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How can the news media effectively convey massive monetary figures, such as U.S. debt, to an audience? In what ways could a reporter explain this information?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Why is there controversy surrounding a book about the raid that killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden? What have the Pentagon and the author's lawyer said about this controversy? What is your opinion?

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Who are some of the people who have spoken at this year's Democratic National Convention? What are some ways in which political parties could try to reach voters from a wide span of regions and backgrounds? Are there any specific voting groups that you think the political parties should focus on? Explain.

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According to the program: How have the political campaigns and candidates used technology in this year's race for the White House? What might be some of the advantages of using technology in a campaign? Can you think of any drawbacks of using the kinds of technologies mentioned in the report? Explain.

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What milestone did the U.S. national debt reach recently? Do you have any ideas for how the government could deal with this debt? What do you think might be the potential repercussions of increasing debt?

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