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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:55 PM EDT, Mon October 8, 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 9, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you had to use video to show the state of a country's economy, what images would you include? What messages would your images convey?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program: Who was recently re-elected as president of Venezuela? Why is this leader controversial? How long has he been in power? How do you think that having a longtime leader can affect a country?

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What is the current status of Venezuela's economy? What warnings do some economists have regarding this economy? If you could ask Venezuelans about the state of their country, what questions would you ask? What do you think Venezuelans of different income levels might say about their government's economic policies? Explain.

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What is affirmative action? What are some arguments for and against this practice when it comes to college admissions? What is your opinion?

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Why is Cesar Kuriyama recording one second per day of his life? What do you think are the benefits of doing this? Can you think of any drawbacks? What challenges did Kuriyama face in putting this project together? What was your impression of Kuriyama's footage that was included in the report? If you were to record a seven-second video, one second per day, that would represent your week, what scenes would your video include? Why did you include these scenes and not others?

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