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Daily Discussion - May 16, 2013

updated 6:55 PM EDT, Wed May 15, 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 16, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Does seeing academically accomplished students in the media have an influence on you and your peers? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is a tropical cyclone? What are cyclones called in the Atlantic Ocean and in the western Pacific Ocean? What countries' residents are being threatened by a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal? How might people in a developing country prepare for a storm differently than those in a wealthier nation?

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What do you know about the Maya? Why do you think they built pyramids? According to the report, what happened to an ancient Mayan pyramid recently in Belize? Do you think it's important to preserve ancient structures around the world? Explain. What do you think researchers and others might learn from ancient structures?

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According to the report: What concerns do scientists have regarding two Alaskan volcanoes? How do scientists monitor volcanoes? If a volcano shows signs of activity, how could people use this information?

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What do officials in Sacramento and Seattle say about a proposed move of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle? What do you think might be the pros and cons of this move for the team? What impact might a sports team have on a city's economy and its people?

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What is noteworthy about Spelman College's 2013 valedictorians? What did they say in the video about academic success? What might be some advantages and challenges of being an identical twin?

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