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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:13 PM EDT, Wed October 17, 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 18, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

When a group of journalists has the chance to interview the same person, what could a reporter do to make his or her own interview unique?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Who is Malala Yousufzai? Why did the Taliban attack her? What has the Taliban done to girls' schools in Pakistan's Swat Valley? How has Malala's school responded to the Taliban? Why do you think it's staying open, despite the risks?

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What is the message that Malala Yousufzai's wounded classmate wants the world to know? What was your reaction to her statement? Why do you think that in some parts of the world, girls are discouraged from attending school? Do you think that anything can be done to change the mindset of those who oppose the education of women? If so, what? If not, why not?

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According to the report: What is crowdsourcing? What did two amateur astronomers recently find using crowdsourced data from NASA's Kepler telescope? What other kinds of projects can you think of that might benefit from crowdsourcing? What might be the challenges of relying on the public to interpret large amounts of scientific data?

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What is the purpose of the Livestrong charity founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong? What do you think that supporters and critics might say about Armstrong? What is your opinion of his decision to resign from Livestrong?

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Today's show features a report on a bicycle made from what materials? Can you think of other machines that could be made from these materials? What might be the pros and cons of using these materials for the construction of other machines?

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