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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:13 PM EST, Mon January 28, 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 29, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What considerations should the news media take when reporting on people with special needs?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What do you know about a nightclub fire in Brazil? What advice is shared in the report about actions to take in a crowded venue? Which suggestion did you find most valuable? Can you think of other ways to stay safe in these situations? Explain.

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What have some U.S. lawmakers proposed with regard to immigration reform? How did some critics respond? What different perspectives do you think the public might have on immigration reform? Explain.

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According to the report, what are some differences in earnings for people with different levels of education? What kinds of jobs might be available to people with higher education versus people with only a high school diploma? Can you think of jobs that don't require a college degree but still require higher education? What kind of training or knowledge might they require?

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What do you know about Down syndrome? What was your reaction to the news report involving a Houston waiter and a child with Down syndrome? What do you think that the two families involved might say about this situation? Why do you think that some people defend the rights of others? What might be the risks and benefits of taking a stand?

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What act resulted in the crowning of a homecoming king who has special needs? How did he react? What did the other students who were up for homecoming king say about their action? Can you think of a time when someone has gone out of his or her way to support someone you know? Explain.

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