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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:47 PM EDT, Wed October 31, 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) -- November 1, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How does media coverage of a major storm change from the time the storm approaches to its aftermath? What can be learned from this shift in coverage?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What has been the impact of the storm Sandy on the U.S.? How do you think that residents in affected regions are coping with the storm's effects? What images of the storm have stood out the most to you? Why?

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In the report, what is said about the actions of first responders to Sandy? What kinds of jobs are considered "first responder" positions? What skills and characteristics might be useful to a first responder? Would you want to be a first responder? Why or why not?

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According to the video, where do President Obama and former Governor Romney stand regarding health care in America? Do you support either candidate's position? Explain.

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According to the program, why have some German soccer players elected to play for the U.S. soccer team? What do the players interviewed in the segment say about their identities? If you could interview these players, what questions would you ask them? Explain.

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