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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 3:55 PM EST, Wed February 6, 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 6, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

When reporting on a controversy involving a sports team's fans, why is it important to gather different perspectives?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the current average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S.? How does that price compare to last week's price? What factors might influence gas prices? According to the report, what are some ways to get better gas mileage? Can you think of other ways to save money on gas? Explain.

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What is an asteroid? What have scientists said about Asteroid 2012 DA14? What do you think authorities might do if an asteroid were headed for Earth? Why are some companies considering missions to asteroids? What factors might companies consider before deciding whether to explore a particular asteroid?

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According to the program: Why were some Israeli fans angry at their own soccer team? What different perspectives on the situation did you hear from fans, the team's coach, and the players at the center of the controversy? How did you react to these statements? What do you think could be learned from them? What actions were taken against the team and some fans? What, if anything, do you think could be done to reduce the tension in this situation?

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What was your impression of the video of the flock of birds in synchronized flight? Can you think of other animals that might exhibit similar behavior? What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of behavior?

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