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Daily Discussion - May 20, 2013

updated 5:41 PM EDT, Sun May 19, 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 20, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How accurately do reality TV shows reflect real life? Are some reality shows more "real" than others? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program: Where did North Korea recently launch four short-range missiles? What perspective on the launches was given by a journalist in the region? Why do you think that global leaders are concerned about North Korea's missile launches?

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What are some severe weather events that occurred around the U.S. this weekend? What kinds of information might be important before, during, and immediately after severe weather strikes? Where can you find this information?

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What do some Texans whose town was affected by last week's tornadoes say about the importance of a recent baseball game? What was your reaction to this story? How do you think your community might come together in the wake of severe weather?

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What is the focus of the Palestinian reality show covered on CNN Student News? What do the show's creators say is the purpose of their program? What do you think can be learned from the popularity of this show? Do you think you would be interested in watching a political reality TV show? Explain.

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In your view, what should people tip for good service? How might this perspective differ between people who've worked in restaurants and people who haven't?

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