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Daily Discussion - May 29, 2013

updated 5:41 PM EDT, Tue May 28, 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 29, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

To what extent do people pay attention to criticism and apologies given through social media?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What steps does the U.S. Supreme Court take leading up to the publication of its rulings? What are some rulings that are likely to become public soon? What criteria do you think the justices use in deciding their rulings? What impact might these rulings have on American citizens? Why do you think that the Founding Fathers gave the judicial branch the power to determine whether a law is constitutional?

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In relation to loans, what is meant by the term "interest"? What is the current interest rate on federally subsidized student loans? What could happen to that rate on July 1st? What do you think might be the possible advantages and drawbacks of taking out student loans? In what other ways might a student raise the money for higher education?

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What unique challenges might being homeless present for someone's education? What resources might be available to help someone who is homeless get an education? What did the young woman in the report say about her experiences? Have you experienced adversity? If so, what challenges did this present? How did you address the situation?

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According to the report: How did a young Chinese tourist damage an ancient Egyptian temple? What was the reaction to this incident? What are the potential benefits and risks of making ancient monuments accessible to the public? What do you think that tourists and caretakers could do to lessen the risks?

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What was said in today's show about cell phone theft? What technological solution does one official in the video propose? Can you think of any drawbacks to this proposal? In your view, who should be responsible for preventing cell phone theft? What do you think you could do to defend yourself against cell phone theft?

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