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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:06 PM EST, Sun January 6, 2013
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) -- January 7, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Do news reports about changes in the U.S. military have an impact on viewers who might be considering military service? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Daily Discussion Questions

How do congressional proposals differ when it comes to U.S. gun laws? What might supporters and critics say about these proposals? What is your opinion of them? In the report, what does one observer say about the likelihood of these proposals becoming law?

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What two new rules were proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? What might be the pros and cons of these rules? What do you think that farmers, food companies, consumers and others might say about these proposed rules? Do you think that these proposals will increase food safety? Why or why not? Can you think of any new rules you would want to see the FDA enact?

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How long have women been allowed to serve on U.S. Navy submarines? What do you think the Navy took into account when deciding to allow women to serve on submarines? In the report, what does the female naval officer say about submarine duty? What might be the challenges of serving on a submarine? Do you think you'd enjoy it? Why or why not?

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