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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:56 PM EST, Tue December 11, 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 12, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How much influence do celebrities have on young TV viewers? What is your opinion of this influence?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the status of Michigan's right-to-work legislation? What have supporters and critics said about this legislation? What are some ways in which the public can show support for or opposition to a proposed law?

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Who were some of the people featured in today's video of this year's newsmakers? Why were some of these people newsworthy? What other newsmakers can you think of for 2012? What criteria would you use to determine whether a person is a newsmaker?

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What is the purpose of the Skyhook Foundation? What advice does Skyhook founder Kareem Abdul-Jabbar give to young people? What is your response to this advice? Do you agree that aspiring athletes or entertainers should have educational goals as well? Explain.

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