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Daily Discussion - May 21, 2013

updated 7:02 PM EDT, Mon May 20, 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 21, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What questions should you ask before deciding whether to participate in a social networking site?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the report, what do experts say you should do during a tornado warning? Can you think of other ways of staying safe? Is the area where you live prone to any kind of severe weather? If so, what steps, if any, can you take to prepare for it?

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What is meant by the term "sectarian violence"? Why do you think that recent bombings in Iraq have been described this way? What do you think could be done to address the issue of violence in Iraq?

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What is Tumblr? According to the report, why does Yahoo! plan to buy the social media site? Why do you think that Tumblr appeals to many young people? Do you think this news matters to them? Why or why not?

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According to the report: How has Florida's Department of Transportation changed the timing of state traffic lights? How much revenue did red-light cameras generate in Florida last year? What do people in the report say about this change? What is your opinion?

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What are some significant events in American history that involved people with Asian-Pacific American heritage? In your view, why might it be important for a country to recognize the heritage of its citizens? Can you think of other ways to honor the contributions of people with Asian-Pacific American heritage?

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What is the purpose of the Team America Rocketry Challenge? What knowledge might be required to participate in this challenge? What do the women in the video say about participating in this challenge? In your view, what might be the pros and cons of using a competition to encourage young people to participate in scientific activities?

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