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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:53 PM EST, Wed November 28, 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 29, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What perspectives do you think should be included in news stories about crime?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the report: How has Mexican President Felipe Calderon confronted Mexican drug cartels? How is Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto expected to combat drug trafficking? How has drug trafficking impacted communities in Mexico? What kinds of help do you think Mexico needs in order to stop drug trafficking?

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Why is NASA planning to send an astronaut into space for a year? What do scientists hope to learn from this mission? What pros and cons do you think astronaut Scott Kelly weighed before agreeing to this mission? How might living in space for a year affect someone? Would you want to live in space for a year? Why or why not? If you were to live in space for an extended period, what would you do in your free time?

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What might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of eating the foods seen in today's program? What challenges do you think restaurants might have in featuring these foods? According to the report, why might it be a bad idea to eat arthropods found in nature instead of those that are professionally prepared? Do you think that these foods will appear on restaurant menus and in grocery stores near you in the next few years? Why or why not?

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What were the consequences for a group of young people who were accused of vandalizing a mailbox in Rhode Island? Who issued this punishment? What did the city's mayor and the mother of one of the accused vandals say about the punishment? What is your opinion of the teens' punishment? Explain.

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