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Daily Discussion - May 2, 2013

updated 5:21 PM EDT, Wed May 1, 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 2, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

To what extent can viewer feedback influence the media?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What have U.S. officials said regarding chemical weapon use in Syria? What is sarin? What are some symptoms of sarin poisoning? Why might officials want to investigate whether chemical weapons, like sarin, have been used in a conflict? What actions might the international community take if a chemical weapon attack is confirmed?

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How is the Mississippi River important to the wildlife, people and businesses near it? What kind of material is CNN Hero Chad Pregracke pulling out of the river? How do you think that stuff ended up in (or near) the river? What do you think could be done to prevent Mississippi River pollution? What impact do you think Pregracke's organization has on the river and its surroundings? What do you think would have happened without Pregracke's efforts?

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What are some types of financial aid? What are some benefits and challenges in obtaining a scholarship? According to the program: What news did Torrean Johnson and hundreds of other students receive regarding scholarship applications? How did Johnson react to this situation? How do you think that this situation should be resolved?

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