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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 11:52 PM EDT, Mon October 22, 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 23, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Should news organizations report on safety studies? Why or why not? If you were reporting on a safety study, what facts would you want to include to best inform your audience?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What was the focus of last night's debate? Do you think this is an important topic? Explain. Do you think that most voters will be considering foreign policy when they cast their votes? Why or why not?

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What is outsourcing? Why do you think it is such a hot-button issue in this presidential campaign? According to the report, how do President Obama and former Governor Romney want to reduce outsourcing?

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Who is Lance Armstrong? What international competition did he win seven times? Why was he stripped of those titles? What is Armstrong's response to the allegations?

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What does a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics say about cheerleading injuries? Do you think actions should be taken to make cheerleading safer? Explain.

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How did Paul Heddings' life change on September 7, 2007? What was the cause of this problem? How did he meet this challenge? What position does he currently hold in the University of Missouri marching band? What does he hope that people will learn from his story?

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