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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:00 PM EST, Sun December 2, 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) -- December 3, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might patient identities be kept confidential in medical news reports? How might a patient's confidentiality affect the report?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the status of Egypt's constitutional process? How have protests affected this process? How might developing a constitution be important for a country's government and its people?

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What is Parkinson's disease? About how many people worldwide have this disease? What method has a mathematician developed to potentially detect Parkinson's, as seen in the video? How does this detection method work? How do you think that scientists could verify whether this technique reliably detects Parkinson's?

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According to the program: What crimes have been committed against dolphins along the Mississippi Gulf Coast? What challenges does this environment pose for investigators? What questions do you think investigators are asking themselves as they try to solve these crimes? How might investigating crimes against animals be different from investigating crimes involving people?

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