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Daily Discussion - May 9, 2013

updated 6:18 PM EDT, Wed May 8, 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 9, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might a news report on a missing person affect the search for that person? What might be the pros and cons of this news coverage? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. In what ways could you show appreciation for your teachers? What has been the most important thing you have learned from a teacher?

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What is known about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya? Why is Congress holding hearings about this incident? What questions do you think might be asked at these hearings? What do you think Congress and others might do with the information gathered from these hearings?

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What did Queen Elizabeth II say about Scotland in her annual speech to open the British Parliament? Why was this statement significant? What do you think might happen if Scots vote for independence from the United Kingdom?

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What is known regarding the disappearance of three women in Ohio? How were they discovered? What questions do you think investigators will have going forward?

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What advice does law enforcement analyst Mike Brooks give for protecting yourself in public? Who are some of the people you could turn to if you found yourself in an unsafe situation?

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Who is Jack Lew? Why was there initially an issue with Lew's signature, and how was this resolved? Why does the U.S. Treasury secretary's signature appear on U.S. paper currency? Do you think this signature should be legible? Why or why not?

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What was included in the design of a shirt honoring the memory of a Missouri student? According to a school official, why was that design against school policy? What did the young man's mother say about the shirt's design? What are your thoughts on this controversy?

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