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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:09 PM EDT, Wed September 19, 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 20, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Is there value in using viewer comments on the news? Are there times when this is more appropriate than others? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is satire? According to the program, why did a French magazine publish satirical cartoons that could be offensive to Muslims? What is your opinion of the French magazine's decision?

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Why do you think that religiously offensive material is legal in some countries but not in others? What is your view of freedom of expression when it comes to religion?

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What is known about a proposed deal to suspend a teachers' strike in Chicago? What challenges may still lie ahead for the Chicago school district affected by the strike?

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What are some of the potential dangers of texting while driving? What did a recent study reveal about texting while driving? Why do you think that people who know the dangers of texting while driving still do it? What are some ways in which corporations are trying to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving? What is your opinion of these efforts? What else could be done to reduce the number of incidents related to texting while driving? Explain.

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