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Daily Discussion - March 7, 2013

updated 6:28 PM EST, Wed March 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 ) -- March 7, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What should a news organization consider before attempting to connect with its audience through a social media site? How might its audience react?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Who was Hugo Chavez? According to the report: How did supporters and critics react to Chavez's death? How did oil wealth affect Venezuela? How do you think the country might have been different if it hadn't had oil reserves? Do you think that the relationship between Venezuela and the U.S. will change in the near future? Why or why not?

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How are hybrid cars powered? What claim does Volkswagen make about its XL1 hybrid's fuel efficiency? How does the XL1 compare and contrast to other cars? How do you think that fuel efficiency is determined for hybrids and gas- or diesel-powered cars? What might be the benefits and drawbacks of owning each of these types of cars?

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How has life changed for Jhaqueil Reagan? What do you think it was about this story that inspired people to react the way they did? What do you think the future holds for Jhaquiel?

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What are some ways in which young people might use social media sites? What have some new reports said about teenage Facebook users? What was your reaction to this story? Do you use social networks? If so, why? If not, why not? What do you think might be the potential benefits and pitfalls of using social networking sites?

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