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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:10 PM EDT, Mon September 17, 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 18, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do black and white or color images enhance video storytelling? When might a videographer want to shoot images in color? When might he or she prefer black and white?

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Daily Discussion Questions

How have some governments reacted to an online film that's offensive to Islam? Do you think that the U.S. should respond to protesters? If so, how? If not, why not? Do you think that governments should block offensive speech? Why or why not?

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According to the report: What are some important events in the history of the U.S. Democratic Party? What have been some important issues to the party throughout its history? Who are some notable Democratic presidents? What other information would you want to know about the Democratic Party?

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What is the historical significance of the 1902 film seen in today's program? How was the film produced? What scenes did the film's producer shoot? Why do you think he chose these scenes? Do you think that these films had an impact on other people's films? Why or why not?

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What does the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution say about religion? How might this amendment be interpreted regarding displays that include the Ten Commandments? What have been the arguments for and against allowing the Ten Commandments on public property? What is your opinion?

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