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Daily Discussion - March 11, 2013

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  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
March 11, 2013
Media Literacy Question of the Day
What should news organizations consider when covering elections in other countries?
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Daily Discussion Questions
Who won the recent presidential election in Kenya? What did his opponent say about the election? What action is the runner-up planning to take? What information do you think could be important to someone verifying close election results? Why might other countries be interested in Kenya's election?
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How are popes selected? Why do you think that this system was set in place? What might be the benefits and drawbacks of adhering to a centuries-old tradition when selecting a religious leader? Who is eligible to vote for a pope? What qualities do you think the voting cardinals will look for when selecting a new pope?
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What was the USS Monitor? How were sailors from that ship honored recently? What do the people in the video say about honoring these sailors? Do you agree with their statements? Why or why not?
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