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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:47 PM EDT, Tue October 2, 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 3, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In terms of importance, how do you think a candidate's appearance compares with what he or she says in a televised debate? Why?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What were some of the memorable presidential debate moments seen in today's program? According to the report, how did the first televised presidential debate "signal a new era" for candidates?

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What is a "gaffe"? Why do you think that so much attention is focused on gaffes and one-liners in televised debates? How important do you think verbal mistakes and memorable one-liners are in a debate?

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Do you plan to watch tonight's debate? If so, what will you be looking or listening for? If not, why not?

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What is the class in the video hoping to learn from the message in a bottle that they found? What would you want to know about the bottle or the person who wrote its message?

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What sport would Jenson Daniel like to participate in at his school? Why was he benched this year? Where do Jenson and his teammates stand on this? How have they responded? Do you think that Jenson should be allowed to play on the girls' team? Why or why not?

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