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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:36 PM EST, Mon February 11, 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 12th, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might someone take the risk of recording live tornadoes? What information can be learned from their videos?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What do you know about the position of pope? What reason has Pope Benedict XVI given for his resignation? How do you think that Catholics around the world might react to the pope's resignation? How are popes chosen? What qualities do you think would most benefit a pope? Why?

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What is the purpose of the State of the Union address? Why did the Founding Fathers mandate in the Constitution that the president "give to the Congress information of the State of the Union?" In your view, what kind of effect might television broadcasting have had on State of the Union addresses? What topics would you want President Obama to address in tonight's State of the Union address?

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What is the significance of the Medal of Honor? According to the report, how did Clint Romesha earn this award? What do you think Romesha might say about receiving this honor? What was your reaction to his story?

What was the purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation? When it was issued, what different reactions might there have been across America? In your view, what benefits and risks did President Lincoln face in issuing this proclamation? Explain.

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