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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:40 PM EDT, Mon September 10, 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 11, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What might be the challenges of reporting from two different sides of an armed conflict?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Why did teachers in Chicago go on strike yesterday? What are some of the issues involved in the strike? How might the strike affect Chicago's residents? If the strike continues, how do you think it might impact teachers, administrators, students and parents?

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What do you know about the 9/11 terrorist attacks? What questions do you have about the events of 9/11? What are some ways in which Americans mark the anniversary of that day? Why do you think it is important to do so?

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What are some ways in which a transfer of military power is happening in Afghanistan? Why is this significant? What challenges do Afghan forces face as international troops withdraw from the country? Do you think that Afghan troops will be able to meet these challenges? Explain.

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Why might an oil company want to drill in the Arctic? What have critics said about drilling in the Arctic? According to the report: What does Royal Dutch Shell say about its plan to drill in the Arctic? What are some of the differences between Shell's planned well and the Deepwater Horizon well? Why do government regulators say oil drilling will involve "hard choices" in the future? What is your opinion on the issue?

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