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Daily Discussion - May 6, 2013

updated 5:55 PM EDT, Sun May 5, 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 6, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might a government's attitude toward freedom of speech influence its citizens' use of social media?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What did Syria, Israel and the United States each say regarding a recent explosion in Damascus, Syria? Do you think this incident could have an impact on Syria's civil war? Why or why not? In your view, could this incident change conditions in the Middle East? Explain.

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According to the report, what are some of the issues important to female bloggers in restrictive countries? How have some of these countries' governments reacted to these blogs? Why do you think these bloggers are willing to take risks to make their voices heard? What might be the benefits and challenges of using a blog to speak out?

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What challenges do you think the Panetta family has faced in the wake of last year's storm Sandy? What was the result of their efforts to save their home? What did the family say about their current situation? What was your reaction to this story?

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What do calories measure? What did a recent study suggest regarding calorie information on restaurant menus? What do you think that the study's results might indicate regarding current menu laws? Do you think that restaurants should change the information on their menus? Why or why not?

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