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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 7:18 PM EST, Tue January 22, 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 23, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Does news coverage involving violence in movies or games influence what you choose to watch or play?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the report, what issues did President Obama reference in his inaugural address on Monday? What do you think was most significant about President Obama's first term in office? What is your opinion of it? What issues would you like the president to address in his second term? Why?

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What is the purpose of this week's international meeting in Davos, Switzerland? Who attends this meeting? What might be the benefits and challenges of a meeting among political and business leaders from different countries? What analogy does CNN's Richard Quest make? Did his report help you better understand the concepts he discussed? In what other ways do you think they could be explained?

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Why are some students in a Florida school turning in certain video games and DVDs? What is your opinion of their teacher's idea? Do you think that violent media contribute to violent behavior? What do you think that filmmakers and game manufacturers might say about violence in their products? Do you play video games? If so, do you think that they have an impact -- positive or negative -- on your life? Explain.

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According to the program, what kinds of behaviors do chimpanzees appear to share with humans? How was this research conducted? What does the researcher say about the significance of his findings? Do you agree? Why or why not? How would you design an experiment to determine whether other animals share similar behaviors with humans?

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