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Daily Discussion - May 1, 2013

updated 5:27 PM EDT, Tue April 30, 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) -- May 1, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were covering a news story about a place that's unfamiliar to your viewers, how would you educate them about it?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Why is Greece seeking help from other countries? What action did Greek lawmakers take this week? How have Greeks responded to these kinds of actions in the past? What do you think could happen if Greece doesn't get its debt under control?

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What is DNA? How might DNA be used in a criminal investigation? What have authorities said about the discovery of DNA evidence related to the April 15th terror bombings in Boston? What do you think can be learned from this? How else might officials investigate the bomb's construction?

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What are the capabilities of the drones seen in the video? What are some potential uses for drones mentioned in the report? What are some arguments for and against the use of drones for surveillance? What is your opinion?

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What did Wilcox County, Georgia students say about attending their first integrated prom? What challenges might organizers have faced in planning this prom? What other perspectives might people have regarding this integrated prom? What are your thoughts on this story?

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What is bone marrow? Why might someone donate bone marrow? What questions do you think potential donors ask themselves beforehand? According to the report, how did Cameron Lyle's recent bone marrow donation affect his college athletic career? What does Lyle say about this? What is your opinion of his decision?

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