CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

February 25, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Does news coverage of someone's life struggles lead to sympathy among viewers? If so, to what extent? If not, why not?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is historic about Park Geun Hye's election to South Korea's presidency? What is known about Park's early life? How might her family history provide both benefits and challenges to her presidency? According to the report, what challenges could Park face during her presidency?

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According to the program: What method of demolition is being used on an old Tokyo hotel? What are the benefits and drawbacks of this technique versus traditional demolition? How do you think that engineers can determine whether a new demolition technique will work and is safe?

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According to the program: How might the storm Sandy have impacted New York City's rat population? How are people trying to address this issue? What do city officials say about the issue? Why might people be concerned about changes in some animal populations but not in others?

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What was your reaction to the segment about a homeless man who returned a woman's engagement ring? What do you think influenced him to hold on to the ring for her? If you found something of value, how would you decide what to do with it? Have you ever been in this situation? If so, how did you handle it?

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