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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:12 PM EST, Tue November 27, 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 28, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

When a company is accused of malpractice, why might it be important for a journalist to include the company's response to the story?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What move by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has led to protests in his country? What have Morsy and his critics said about this move? If you could interview both sides, what questions would you ask? What do you think will happen in Egypt?

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What country is Mexico's biggest trading partner? What goods do you think these two countries exchange? What do you think they could do to strengthen their relationship? What issues do you think might create tension between them? Explain.

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According to the program: What is the "fiscal cliff"? What is the deadline for Congress and President Obama to come up with a deal on the fiscal cliff? What might be involved in such a deal? What might happen if a deal isn't reached by the deadline? Do you think the fiscal cliff could have an impact on your family or community? Explain.

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What are some things made of plastic? What are the benefits of using this material? What are the potential ecological drawbacks of using plastic? How do the people in the report reuse plastic? What might be the pros and cons of reusing plastic in this manner?

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