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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:25 PM EST, Wed January 2, 2013
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  • 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) -- January 3, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What information might a person get from watching a legislature on TV or online? How might viewers use this information?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program: What was included in a fiscal cliff deal that was approved by Congress on Tuesday? What might be the implications of this deal for the U.S. economy? What budget issues were not addressed by this deal? Why do you think that Congress and President Obama did not address these issues?

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Which political parties control each chamber of Congress? What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of having different parties controlling different legislative chambers? If you were a new member of Congress, what questions would you ask a veteran member about working in the legislative branch?

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What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? What might be the benefits of putting these documents on the Internet? What are some of the challenges of offering these scrolls online? What kind of information might researchers get from the original documents that they can't get from an online version?

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