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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:21 PM EDT, Sun October 7, 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 8, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Can TV reports about athletes from diverse backgrounds have an impact on viewers? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the jobs number for September? How is it calculated? According to experts, how many jobs need to be added each month to keep up with population growth? What is the current U.S. unemployment rate? How is it calculated? What factors might influence both the jobs number and the unemployment rate? How might these numbers factor in to political campaigns? Explain.

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What does a scientist say about the physical characteristics of a newly-described dinosaur? What do you think can be learned from fossils? Is this information useful today? Explain.

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Would you pay to promote a post you made on social media? If so, how much? If not, why not? What do you think might be the arguments for and against this feature?

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What is NASCAR? What is the purpose of NASCAR's "Drive for Diversity" program? What is your opinion of this program? What might be the benefits and challenges of being a trailblazer in a sport?

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