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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:11 PM EST, Mon January 21, 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 22, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How has broadcasting changed inaugurations for the Americans who follow them?

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Daily Discussion Questions

How did President Obama's swearing in on Sunday contrast to his public inauguration ceremony on Monday? Why was the president sworn in the day before his public inauguration? What wording is included in the presidential oath of office? Why do you think the Founding Fathers included this language for the oath?

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According to the program, what did President Obama say in his second inaugural speech? What were your thoughts on his words? Did you watch the entire speech? Why or why not?

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What do you think it might be like to attend a presidential inauguration? Would you want to attend an inauguration? Why or why not?

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What are some of the Washington, D.C. sites mentioned in the segment? What do you think could be learned from visiting these sites? Have you been to Washington, D.C.? If so, what were the highlights of your trip? If not, would you like to? Explain.

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Who was Martin Luther King Jr.? What words did students in the video use to describe King's legacy? Would you add any words to this list? Explain. Did you participate in the MLK Day of Service?

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