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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:33 PM EST, Sun November 11, 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 12, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What form of media is the best way to tell the stories of veterans? Why? How would you use media to preserve these stories for future generations?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Who is David Petraeus? Why did he resign from his job? What has been some of the reaction to his resignation? What is your opinion of this story?

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According to the program: What is meant by the term "fiscal cliff"? What issues does Congress need to address to avoid the fiscal cliff? What do some experts say might happen if these issues aren't addressed? Are you concerned about the fiscal cliff? Why or why not?

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Who is Malala Yousufzai? What is her cause? What did United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon say about this cause? Why do you think that Malala's story has gained international attention? Why do you think that education is seen as more important in some parts of the world than others?

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What is the purpose of Veterans Day? How is this holiday observed around the United States? Did you or your community participate in Veterans Day ceremonies? What are some other ways in which America could honor its military veterans?

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What is the Purple Heart? What action is the veteran in the report taking with regard to Purple Heart medals? What was your reaction to this story?

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