CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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September 27, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might video producers make a slow moving activity or event visually interesting?

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Daily Discussion Questions

    Why is Ohio considered a "battleground state"? Why do you think that race for the White House is close there? What do you think that each presidential candidate could do between now and Election Day to increase his chances of winning Ohio?

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    What did Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad say at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday? How did some members of the international community react to Ahmadinejad's appearance at the U.N.? Why do you think that they reacted this way?

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    Who is the current U.N. secretary-general? What does the U.N. secretary-general say about his schedule? What factors do you think determine what events and people are included in the secretary-general's schedule?

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    What do you know about the game of chess? How would you describe a chess game to someone who hasn't seen one before? How are the people in the report trying to make chess appeal to a larger audience? What might be the challenges in doing that? Do you think that their ideas will increase the popularity of chess? Why or why not?

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