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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:35 PM EDT, Mon September 24, 2012
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  • 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 25, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What might be the challenges of covering week-long, international events, such as the meeting of the U.N. General Assembly? What topics should news producers prioritize?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What are some of the topics that the U.N. General Assembly will address this week? How might a forum of 193 countries present both benefits and challenges for the delegates involved? How do you think they handle the tensions caused by international controversies and conflicts? Explain.

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What is the likely origin of debris that appeared near Hawaii recently? Why might officials be concerned about this debris? Who do you think should be responsible for removing or relocating this debris? Why? How do you think this could be done?

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What is the Electoral College? Why do you think that America's Founding Fathers developed the Electoral College? What do you think are some of the benefits and drawbacks to having elections determined by an Electoral College? Explain.

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According to the program, what are some likely reasons why the federal government has grown in size? What do you think that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would say are the most important functions of the U.S. government? How might their ideas affect the size of the federal government? What is your opinion?

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