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Daily Discussion - May 15, 2013

updated 6:56 PM EDT, Tue May 14, 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 15, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What challenges might journalists face in covering a disaster in a developing country?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What have the Associated Press (AP) and Attorney General Eric Holder each said about the U.S. Justice Department's secret collection of some AP phone records? What did a CNN legal analyst say about this incident? Do you think that it could have an impact on future news coverage? Explain.

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What is known about a deadly building collapse in Bangladesh on April 24? What has been the response to this tragedy? What do you think could be done to improve conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh? Why might this be important to the Bangladeshi government and the international companies that employ Bangladeshi workers?

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According to the report: Why and how did some South Korean students cheat on the SAT test? What actions have been taken with regard to this cheating? What might be the potential impact of this cheating scandal on students who did not cheat? Do you think anything could be done to prevent this kind of cheating? If so, what? If not, why not?

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How were the sisters featured in the program separated from each other and then later reunited? What questions do you think they still have about each other? What was your reaction to this story?

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What are some of the potential uses of the jellyfish-shaped robot seen in the video? What are some of the features in this robot's design? What might be the pros and cons of an underwater robot designed like a jellyfish versus underwater robots of other shapes?

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