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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:53 PM EST, Tue November 13, 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 14, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

When viewing a report about a conflict, how might audiences react differently to hearing about an affected child versus an affected adult?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What do you know about the conflict in Syria? What happened to Abdulrahman, the Syrian boy featured in the report? How did Abdulrahman and his brother escape from Syria? What do you think will be their next actions? If you could interview these brothers, what questions would you ask them?

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What is unique about Venice, Italy? What natural disaster struck the city recently? How might a tourist react differently to this kind of disaster than a resident of the city?

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What are some positions in the U.S. presidential Cabinet? What criteria do you think a president might use when nominating members of the Cabinet? Other than the vice president, how do members of the Cabinet get their jobs? Why do you think that the Founding Fathers set up this method of selection, known as "advice and consent"?

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What medical condition affects Hakam Daley? According to the program, what adversity has he faced? What was he nominated for at his school? What happened afterward? What was your reaction to this story?

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