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Daily Discussion - May 28, 2013

updated 5:18 PM EDT, Mon May 27, 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 28, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What can the news media show to illustrate how a disaster-stricken community is recovering? What images of recovery might convey the strongest message? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is meant by the term infrastructure? What are some examples of infrastructure? What caused a bridge collapse in Washington state last week? Why is this bridge significant? What infrastructure exists in your community? Who do you think is responsible for maintaining it?

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According to the program: What policy did the Boy Scouts of America's national council vote to change with regard to membership? What do you think are some arguments for and against this policy change? What is your opinion of the vote? Explain.

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What are some stories you've heard involving last week's tornado in Oklahoma? Why is the student in the video being called a hero? What reason does he give for his actions during the tornado? What was your reaction to this story?

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What is the purpose of Memorial Day? How did you (or your community) mark this holiday yesterday? What are some other ways in which people could honor the memories of fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces?

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What did the serviceman in the video say about being part of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery?

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What do you know about the impact of the storm Sandy on the New Jersey shore? What do people in the video say about Seaside Heights' recovery efforts in the wake of Sandy? What criteria do you think the city's mayor, its local business owners, its residents, and its visitors might use to gauge the city's recovery?

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