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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 7:00 PM EST, Wed November 14, 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 15, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might a government official hold a news conference? What might be the benefits and risks of such a conference with the media?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What was one of the topics brought up at yesterday's presidential news conference? What did the president say about the fiscal cliff? How do you think that members of Congress might respond to this statement? If you could ask President Obama a question at a news conference, what would it be?

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How does the "collision avoidance technology" seen in the report work? What might be the advantages and disadvantages of this technology? How do you think car buyers would respond if more cars offered this feature -- but at greater cost? Are there any new safety features you'd want to see developed for cars? Explain.

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What is the purpose of an underwater museum off the coast of Cancun, Mexico? In what other ways might people be discouraged from disturbing fragile ecosystems? What other resources might an ecosystem need in order to recover? If you could design a museum, what would you include in it?

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