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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 1:45 PM EDT, Thu October 25, 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 25, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What are some reasons why a person might want to photograph or record their progress on a long-term project? What do you think can be learned from sharing this information?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Who are some of the U.S. presidential nominees from third parties? What are some accomplishments that a third-party candidate would hope to make? What challenges might a third-party nominee have in running for president that a Democratic or Republican nominee might not face? Do you think this year's third-party candidates can influence the race for the White House? If so, how? If not, why not?

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According to a new national survey, what are some issues that young people are concerned about? Why do you think that teenagers said they were concerned about these issues? What issue is your top concern, and why? What do you think could be done about this issue?

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What does Felix Baumgartner say about his recent jump from 24 miles up? What do you think that Baumgartner's jump might mean for other people? Did you watch his jump live? If so, what were your thoughts during this feat?

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Why did the student in the program decide to rebuild a car? What did she say about the most challenging part of rebuilding this car? What do she and her father say are the benefits of rebuilding a car? What other skills and knowledge do you think a person might gain through an activity like this? What kind of long-term project would you find most worthwhile?

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