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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 4:05 PM EST, Tue February 5, 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) -- February 4, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What message is the White House trying to send by releasing a photo of President Obama shooting a gun? How might supporters and critics of the photo respond to the timing of this message? How might people with differing views on guns respond to this photo?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What are some of the arguments surrounding the issue of guns in America? Can you think of other perspectives on this debate? What opinion(s) do you have about guns?

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What is the purpose of World Cancer Day? What is cancer? What are some facts about cancer noted in today's program? What do you think could be done to raise awareness about cancer? What might be the impact of raising awareness about diseases?

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Who is Nicole Lyons? What does Lyons say are the differences between drag racing and stock car racing? Why do you think she decided to switch to stock car racing? What kinds of challenges might she face in learning the new sport? What does she say about hiring women in her auto repair shop? What was your reaction to this story?

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What goes into making an NFL football? According to the program, what percentage of the manufacturing process is performed by hand? What might be the pros and cons of this manufacturing process versus one that utilizes more machine labor? Explain.

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