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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:01 PM EDT, Tue October 23, 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 24, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What might be the challenges of reporting on legal stories that occur in another country?

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Daily Discussion Questions

How might the U.S. presidential debates have influenced the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney? What kinds of political events will the two nominees likely attend between now and Election Day? What factors might determine these campaign activities?

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What were the circumstances surrounding the legal convictions of several scientists and a government official in Italy? Why were they convicted? Why did this conviction surprise some international scientists and earthquake experts? What is your opinion?

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How did the student seen in the program use technology to attend class? What do you think might be the benefits and challenges of learning material through a computer while other students are in a physical classroom? Would you be able to learn as well through a computer? Why or why not?

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According to the segment, how did a university develop a wheelchair that is controlled by brain signals? How could this invention help people? What might be the challenges of using this wheelchair?

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