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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:56 PM EST, Mon November 19, 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 20, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might a news organization strive to be impartial when reporting on a conflict? How can you determine whether a news report about a conflict represents all of the sides involved?

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Daily Discussion Questions

How do the reporters in Gaza and Israel react to nearby rocket attacks? Why do you think that journalists are willing to potentially go in harm's way in order to report on a conflict?

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How might residents on both sides react to this conflict? What parts of their daily lives do you think they might put on hold, and what activities might they maintain? Explain.

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Who is Aung San Suu Kyi? What did Suu Kyi and President Obama say during his recent trip to Myanmar? How do you think that the people of Myanmar reacted to President Obama's visit? Why might the United States want to promote political reforms in other countries? What challenges might a country face while reforming its government?

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Why is the Friday after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday"? Why do you think that some retail stores are opening on Thanksgiving evening? What might be some of the pros and cons of opening on Thanksgiving for these stores, their employees and customers? Do you think that stores should be open during the holiday? Why or why not?

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What do you know about the Thanksgiving holiday? What are some things you are thankful for? What might be some appropriate ways to express gratitude for these things?

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What are some factors you might consider when choosing where to apply to college? What is the average annual tuition at public, private and community colleges? What advice does CNN's Christine Romans give for keeping college costs down? What other ways can you think of for students to reduce college costs?

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