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Daily Discussion - May 23, 2013

updated 6:45 PM EDT, Wed May 22, 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 23, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What might be the advantages and limitations of broadcast and print media when it comes to rapidly changing news?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is some of the latest information you've heard concerning Monday's EF-5 tornado in Oklahoma? What resources do you think might be needed as the region recovers from the storm?

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What might go into the construction of the storm shelters seen in the program? What might be the pros and cons of building a storm shelter for either a home or a school? What legislation does the mayor of Moore, Oklahoma want passed regarding these kinds of shelters? What pros and cons can you see to this proposal? What is your opinion of it?

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What stories of heroism have come out in the aftermath of the storm? How did you react to these stories? Have any stories of courage from other, similar incidents inspired you? If so, what are they?

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What does it mean to "plead the Fifth"? According to the report, under what circumstances did an IRS official plead the Fifth yesterday? How do you think the representatives holding the hearing reacted? During a legal proceeding, what factors might someone consider when deciding whether to plead the Fifth?

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