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Daily Discussion - April 25, 2013

updated 5:13 PM EDT, Wed April 24, 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) -- April 25, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What might be some of the benefits and drawbacks of getting news from Twitter? How can a person verify that this kind of information is correct?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What questions do you still have about last week's terror attack at the Boston Marathon? Do you think your questions will eventually be answered? If so, by whom? If not, why not?

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How are some veterans helping victims of last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon? What advice do you think these troops are offering? How might advances in medical technology play a role in patient morale? Can you think of other ways in which technological advances designed for the military have benefited civilians? Explain.

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What has been the impact of a recent bird flu outbreak in Asia? In your view, what could authorities there do to stop the spread of this disease? How might other countries try to prevent diseases from crossing their borders, while still allowing for trade and travel? Explain.

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What followed a false Tweet from the Associated Press' Twitter account on Tuesday? What might be the implications of this incident? What could a news organization do in response to false reporting from this kind of activity? Do you think this response would be effective? Explain.

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What is the newest information regarding an investigation into letters that were tainted with ricin and mailed to the White House and the U.S. Capitol last week? How might being a former suspect affect a person and his or her family if charges are dropped? Does anyone have an obligation to help former suspects who are cleared of wrongdoing? If yes, who, and how? If no, why not?

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Who was featured in today's segment about bullying? How does his mother describe his behavior before the documentary was filmed? According to his mother, why and how has he changed? Why do you think that bullying occurs? How do you think it might affect both the bullies and the victims? What do you think could be done to counter the causes and effects of bullying? Explain.

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