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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:34 PM EDT, Mon October 1, 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 2, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Under what circumstances might a virtual experience (like a dive of the Great Barrier Reef) benefit an audience? What might be some drawbacks of this experience?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is a "stump speech"? What do you think might be some qualities of an effective stump speech? Do you think that political stump speeches have influenced this year's presidential campaigns? If so, how? If not, why not?

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What are some of the topics that will likely be addressed at Wednesday's presidential debate? If you could ask the presidential nominees a question about one of these topics, what would you ask, and why? How would you expect each of the presidential nominees to respond to your questions? Do you think that the debates could affect the race for the White House? If so, how? If not, why not?

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According to the program: What is the significance of a recent image from the Hubble telescope? How far away are the objects in that image believed to be? What might scientists learn from studying images of deep space?

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What technology was used to create a virtual dive of the Great Barrier Reef? What might be learned from this project? What might be the advantages and disadvantages of exploring the reef virtually versus in person? Can you think of other places that you'd like to see documented like this? Explain.

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What happened to Adam Greenberg during his first appearance in a Major League Baseball game in 2005? How do you think he has prepared for today's game? What does Greenberg say about both experiences?

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