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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:02 PM EDT, Tue October 9, 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 10, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How can a viewer identify what group produced a political ad? How might this information be useful?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What are Super PACs? According to the report: How might Super PACs influence the U.S. presidential election? Why have some people criticized Super PACs? How do you think that Super PAC supporters might respond to this criticism? What is your opinion?

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How many states have enacted or are considering voter ID laws? What do supporters and critics of voter ID laws say about them? What do you think could be done to address voter fraud or voter intimidation?

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When is Fire Prevention Week? According to the segment, what are some causes of fires in the home? How do you think that these kinds of fires might be prevented? What could you do to raise awareness among your family members regarding potential fire dangers your home? What factors would you consider in a fire escape plan for your home?

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According to a research study, about how many students are chronically absent each year? How did the study define "chronic absence"? Why do you think that relatively few states measure chronic absences? What do you think that states and school districts could do with data on chronic absenteeism? How is the school district featured in the program dealing with this issue? What reasons do you think students might give for skipping school? What do you think could be done to address this issue?

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