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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:29 PM EDT, Mon October 29, 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 30, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How is the role of the news media during a natural disaster different now than it was a century ago?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What regions of the United States are being affected by Hurricane Sandy? With what historic storm is Sandy being compared? How is the current storm different? What kinds of damage is this storm expected to cause?

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Is this storm affecting your life or the lives of friends and relatives? If so, how? Have you ever had to evacuate your home? What was the experience like? What kinds of things did you bring with you? What did you leave behind?

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At least how many electoral votes does a candidate need to win the presidency? Who decides who wins the presidency in the event of an Electoral College tie? How is the vice president chosen if this happens? According to the video, how might the results differ from an outright Electoral College victory?

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What is a "faithless elector"? How might the existence of faithless electors impact the results of an election?

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What are your thoughts on a possible Electoral College tie? According to today's program, it is mathematically possible. Do you think that it is likely? Explain.

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According to the video, what are some of the main points of President Obama's and former Governor Romney's positions on education? Do you support either of these positions? Explain.

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According to the program, why has Washington State University football coach Mike Leach banned his players from using Twitter? What are some opinions on campus about this action? Do you agree or disagree with the coach's ban? State your rationale.

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