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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:00 PM EST, Tue January 8, 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 9, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What could be learned from archives of social media postings? What might these postings say about society at a given point in time?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What do you know about the flu? What advice does CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta give with regard to the flu? Is your state experiencing widespread flu outbreaks? What factors do you think might contribute to the severity of a flu outbreak?

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What information is given in the report about the diverse backgrounds of the members of the 113th U.S. Congress? In your opinion, does Congress accurately reflect the makeup of America? Should it? How might a change in diversity influence a legislative body?

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Who are your representatives in Congress? Is it important to you to know who they are? Why or why not?

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What kinds of items would you find in the U.S. Library of Congress? Why is the Library of Congress archiving every tweet? What kind of research do you think might use public social media archives? Would the knowledge that all public tweets are being archived change what you'd post? Why or why not?

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What are some of the technologies that were introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show? Do you think these technologies would make life better? What kind of smartphone app (or other technology) would you want to see developed, and why?

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