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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:58 PM EST, Wed December 19, 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 20, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What makes a news story memorable? What news stories did you find the most memorable from 2012?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What information was released in a report of the September 11, 2012 attacks on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya? What did some State Department officials do following the release of this review? How did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton respond to this review? What challenges might come up in enacting the recommendations outlined in the review?

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What advice does HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky give to students in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting? What actions could students take in response to Dr. Pinsky's advice? What steps might be important when building a safe community? What actions could you and your peers take to feel safer? Who could you turn to with your concerns about safety?

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According to the report, why are some TV and movie-related jobs leaving Hollywood? How might having a film shot locally affect a community? What benefits and drawbacks could you see? What characteristics might make for a good movie locale?

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