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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:41 PM EST, Wed December 12, 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 13, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What does it mean to say that words have been "taken out of context"?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What are some uses for rockets? What did North Korea say about a rocket it launched yesterday? How did the international community react to this launch? Why is the international community concerned about this launch? Why might the international community be concerned about some nations' rocket programs but not others?

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How many prime ministers has Japan had in the last six years? What specific challenges are facing the country? What challenges -- both for citizens and their leaders -- do you think might come with frequent turnover at the highest level of government? Can you think of any benefits to this turnover? Explain.

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What incident involving Humboldt squid occurred along 12 miles of the California coast? In the video, what are some possible explanations a biologist has for why the squid may have beached themselves? What experiments could scientists perform to try to figure this mystery out?

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