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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:25 PM EST, Sun November 18, 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 19, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In advertisements for food products, what types of images and videos might be used to promote the food? What kinds of information may not be revealed in food ads? Where could you find this information?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What do you know about the current conflict between Hamas and Israel? How has the international community reacted to this conflict? According to the report, how does the military strength between Hamas and Israel compare? What do you think are some likely outcomes of this conflict?

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What three countries is President Obama visiting during his current trip to Asia? Why is his visit to one of these nations considered historic? What factors might a world leader consider when deciding whether to visit another country?

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What is a virus? What are some common winter illnesses that are caused by viruses? How can a person try to prevent these infections? What are some misconceptions about cold and flu viruses? Why do you think that these misconceptions may spread and persist among the public?

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What is a Twinkie? What are some milestones in the Twinkie's production history? Can you think of other products that have been popular for a long time? What qualities might lead to a product enjoying long-term popularity?

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