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Daily Discussion - May 8, 2013

updated 6:46 PM EDT, Tue May 7, 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 8, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might it be important to know who conducted a research study that's mentioned in a news report or advertisement? How could you use this information?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? What was significant about yesterday's development concerning the Dow? Why do you think analysts use other economic indicators (besides the Dow) to gauge the status of the U.S. economy?

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What country's leader met with President Obama yesterday? What topics likely came up during their meeting? According to the program, what recent events have affected the two countries' relationships with North Korea? What do you think will happen next concerning tension on the Korean Peninsula?

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Where is China's global economic ranking? What has happened concerning the building that was promoted as the world's largest shopping mall? How might economic conditions have had an impact on this mall? What might be the benefits and risks in investing in new real estate developments? What questions might someone need to ask before investing in a property?

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What has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said regarding Americans and sleep? What did a recent survey find concerning this subject? Why do you think that some people don't follow suggested guidelines concerning sleep? According to the report, what is the suggested amount of sleep for a person your age? On average, how much do you sleep each night? Do you feel that the amount of sleep you get affects you? Why or why not?

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According to the report: How does CNN Hero Richard Nares help cancer patients? Why did he start his foundation? What does Nares say is the impact of his organization on these patients? If you wanted to start a service for people in your community, what would it be? What resources do you think you'd need?

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