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Daily Discussion - April 29, 2013

updated 5:07 PM EDT, Sun April 28, 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 29, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why is it important for a reporter to be clear about what information is known and what information isn't? How might a journalist convey information that isn't definite? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What questions do you think investigators might still have about the April 15th terror bombing in Boston? Why do authorities continue to investigate crimes after an arrest has been made?

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Who was Martin Richard? How did his Little League team honor his memory recently? What was your reaction to this story?

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Where was part of a plane that had been hijacked on September 11th, 2001 found recently? What does New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly say about the part and how it might have gotten there? How do you think authorities will investigate this? Why is that investigation important?

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What is a furlough? Why were some air traffic controllers recently furloughed? How did the U.S. Congress address this last week? In your view, was the impact of the furloughs significant? Explain.

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What do you know about the planet Saturn? What is significant about Saturn's current location? Why do you think some people are interested in studying the solar system?

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