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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:20 PM EST, Sun November 25, 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 26, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What effect(s) might seeing crowds of Black Friday shoppers have on news viewers? Could it influence their plans on how to shop? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is known about a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians? Why do you think that the international community is involved in the cease-fire process? What might be needed in order to sustain this cease-fire?

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What is the "fiscal cliff"? What have American politicians said about the fiscal cliff? What are some challenges that they might face in addressing the fiscal cliff? Do you think that lawmakers and the president will be able to reach a deal? Why or why not?

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According to the program: What were some of the effects of superstorm Sandy? What are some of the medical concerns facing victims of the storm? What do you think residents affected by Sandy could do to ensure that their homes are healthy environments?

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When did the presidential tradition of pardoning a turkey begin? What are some traditions you associate with Thanksgiving? Why do you think that some practices become traditions, while others do not?

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What are "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday"? What factors might affect consumer spending on these two days? What do you think shoppers might consider before deciding whether to purchase an item online or in a retail store?

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