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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:59 PM EST, Mon December 10, 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 11, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What's the most effective way for the media to illustrate the effects of a natural disaster?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What do you know about the civil war in Syria? What has been the historical importance of Aleppo, Syria? How has the fighting there affected the city? What might it mean to be a World Heritage Site? Why do you think that Aleppo was designated as a World Heritage Site?

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How has life changed for the Panetta family since the storm Sandy? What does Ryan Panetta say about his situation? What resources do you think students might need when transitioning to a new school after a natural disaster?

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According to the program, what is different about new images of Earth? What could be learned from looking at night images of Earth? What do you think your region might look like when viewed in this way?

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How are dogs that were trained to find bombs in Afghanistan now being used by police in Washington, D.C.? What characteristics might be important for a bomb-sniffing dog? Do you think these dogs would make good family pets? Why or why not?

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