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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:23 PM EDT, Sun September 9, 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 10, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why is it important for journalists to include multiple perspectives about a political issue?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program: What did President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney each say about U.S. jobs? How many jobs were created in August? Why was that number considered a disappointment? How and why did the unemployment rate change between July and August? Do you think the U.S. jobs situation will impact the upcoming national elections? Explain. Do you think your state and local elections will be affected by the jobs issue as well?

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According to the report: What issues is the U.S. Congress likely to address in its upcoming session? What might happen if lawmakers don't reach an agreement on the federal deficit? What are some challenges that lawmakers face in reaching an agreement on this issue? Do you think that Democrats and Republicans will be able to put together a deficit deal? Why or why not?

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What new pledge will Florida A&M University students be required to sign next year? Do you think that requiring students to sign a pledge is an effective method of dealing with student behavior? If so, why? If not, what methods might work better at addressing student behavior?

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What are some the capabilities of the robots seen in the report? What are some of the possible uses for these robots? Can you think of useful tasks for which robots could be used instead of humans or animals? What might be the challenges of designing robots for these tasks?

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According to the segment, how are people using technology to interact with cats? What other uses can you think of for this type of technology? Explain.

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