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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:55 PM EST, Tue January 29, 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 30, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

When might a producer decide not to show someone's face in a news report? Do the media have a responsibility to protect the people they interview?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What did President Obama say about immigration reform yesterday? What have some critics said about an immigration reform plan in Congress? Do you think that Congress will pass legislation on this issue? Why or why not? Why do you think that some politicians are focusing on this issue now?

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What kinds of severe weather are parts of the United States experiencing? According to CNN's Chad Myers, what's causing this severe weather? What do you think people can do to keep themselves safe during severe weather events like these?

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What does Cayanne, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee, say about her life before and during the Syrian conflict? Whom does Cayanne blame for the violence there? How might government and opposition rebel forces respond to her statement? Where did Cayanne's family seek refuge? What part of her story stood out the most to you? Why?

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Who are Jim and John Harbaugh? What have their parents said about their sons' teams playing against each other in the Super Bowl? How do you think these brothers feel about this? What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages of playing against a sibling's team in a sporting event? Did this report make you more interested in the Super Bowl? Why or why not?

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