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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:29 PM EDT, Sun October 28, 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 29, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might lawyers involved in a high-profile court case discuss the case on TV? What kind of information might such a lawyer talk about, and what might he or she avoid? Explain. How might viewers use this information?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program, what did authorities close ahead of a storm named Sandy? What might factor in to a decision to close a service or a school? How might this decision affect residents, both positively and negatively?

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How much do you know about President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney? What is your opinion of these two men? What do you think led them to run for political office?

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What is the Electoral College? At least how many electoral votes are needed to win the U.S. presidency? What are some reasons why some states might be solidly in favor of a candidate, while other states appear undecided? How might campaign strategies differ in states where polls are close versus states where one candidate has a solid lead? Explain.

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What issues are involved in a U.S. Supreme Court case regarding the resale of copyrighted items? What do people on both sides of this issue say about this case? What is your opinion?

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