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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:30 PM EST, Sun November 4, 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 5, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What might be the benefits and drawbacks of using an interactive web site to obtain information about the upcoming elections? How might online information compare and contrast with that of a TV broadcast?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Where have President Obama and former Governor Romney campaigned recently? What did you think of their statements in today's program? What decisions do you think go into choosing campaign events in the final days before an election? Do you think that the recent jobs report will have an impact on voters? Why or why not? What factors might an undecided voter consider before voting on Tuesday?

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Who do you think will win the presidential election? Is this person your choice for president? Explain.

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What was your reaction to the images you saw today from the storm Sandy? What challenges have residents faced since the storm struck the U.S. Northeast? What kinds of businesses might be more severely affected by the storm than others? What resources might affected businesses need to recover?

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Do you know anyone who was affected by the storm Sandy? If so, how?

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What is daylight-saving time? Why did it begin? How does daylight-saving time affect you, if at all? How do you adjust to the end of daylight-saving time in the fall and its beginning in spring?

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