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Daily Discussion - March 18, 2013

updated 5:15 PM EDT, Sun March 17, 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 18, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What consequences could result from a government's restriction of the news media?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What do you know about the civil war in Syria? What do you think each side wants? What do you think are some likely outcomes for this conflict?

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According to the report: How is the U.S. responding to a potential military threat from North Korea? What do supporters and critics say about this U.S. response? What is your opinion?

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What new rule regarding headgear is being proposed by the International Boxing Association? What have supporters and critics said about this proposal? Do you think this proposal will reduce head injuries in boxing? Why or why not? How do you think researchers could try to determine whether headgear is effective?

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According to the report: Roughly how many Americans have Irish ancestry? Why do you think that many Americans have Irish heritage? What are some ways in which Americans celebrate Irish culture? What is your cultural and ethnic background? Do you (or does your family) celebrate this heritage? Explain.

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What was the purpose of a recent dance marathon at the University of Missouri? What might be the advantages and disadvantages of using a dance marathon to raise money for charity? Do you think this kind of event would be successful at your school? Why or why not?

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