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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:32 PM EST, Sun January 27, 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 28, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What might change as physical media (like CDs and DVDs) disappear and more media become available online? What, if anything, might be lost? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is known about a deadly nightclub fire in Brazil? What lessons do you think could be learned after this kind of tragedy? Have you ever been in a large crowd? What safety precautions could you take when you're in a crowd?

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What does Britain's Prince Harry say about his life as an officer in Afghanistan? What does Prince Harry say about the news media? What might have influenced his views? Why do you think that the media want to cover Prince Harry while he's in Afghanistan? Do you think that superior officers and other troops treat him differently because he's a prince? Do you think they should? Explain.

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What are some types of physical media? According to the report, why is physical media disappearing? What might be the potential pros and cons of using physical media versus digital or online media? Do you think that people will still use physical media over the next ten years? Why or why not?

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What words does a group of Wayne State University professors say are useful but underused? Why do you think that these words have become underused? Can you think of other words that could be considered for this list? Do you think that efforts should be made to increase the usage of these words, or should they be allowed to fall out of our speech? Explain.

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What mascot was recently added to the Washington Nationals presidents' race? Why do you think that this particular mascot was selected? If you could create an event to accompany a local game, what would you create?

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