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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:02 PM EDT, Sun September 30, 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) -- October 1, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What makes images, videos, and written content go "viral" on the Internet? What might make viral content suitable for a news report? Does hearing a news report about viral content have an impact on your interest in it? Why or why not?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Why is the international community concerned about what is happening in Syria? What is the status of the situation there? What is the significance of Aleppo, Syria? What do you think could be done to try to preserve culturally or historically significant sites that are located in regions of armed conflict?

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What are some of the issues that the U.S. Supreme Court could consider in its upcoming session? What factors do you think that the justices weigh when coming to a decision? How do you think that the Supreme Court would rule on the issues mentioned in today's program? Explain.

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What are some causes of rising food prices? What other costs do you think factor into the final prices of food? How might rising food prices affect families? What characteristics might make an animal species suitable for farming, either on land or elsewhere? What might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of farming fish for food? What is your opinion about this practice?

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How did high school student Whitney Kropp react to a recent prank at her expense? What have been some of the responses to Kropp's story? Why do you think that people from her community -- as well as many others -- have shown their support for Kropp? How might Kropp's story be an inspiration to others? Explain.

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