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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 7:29 PM EST, Wed November 7, 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 8, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What are the roles of news media in a country that holds democratic elections? What responsibilities do you think the media have?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the report: What role did social media play during this year's presidential election campaigns? What topics "trended" on social media throughout Election Day? Why do you think that many people turned to social media on Election Day? What might be the benefits and drawbacks for candidates who use social media to try to reach voters?

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What issues is newly re-elected President Obama going to face in the coming months? What is meant by the term "fiscal cliff"? Do you think that Congress and the president are more likely or less likely to work together to address these issues following the election? Explain.

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How is China's leadership selected? What is your opinion of this process? Who is expected to become China's new president? How do you think that the international community might react to China's new leadership? If you could interview China's new leader, what questions would you ask him?

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What is a nor'easter? What is the difference between a nor'easter and a hurricane? How might a nor'easter challenge people affected by the storm Sandy? What resources might they need to deal with these challenges?

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