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Daily Discussion - June 3, 2013

updated 5:45 PM EDT, Sun June 2, 2013
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  • 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) -- June 3, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What can be learned from professional video of severe weather? What, if anything, could be done to minimize the risks associated with gathering this kind of video?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What severe weather struck the U.S. Midwest recently? What are some ways in which officials could warn the public about an oncoming tornado? According to the report, what happened to a group of storm chasers in Oklahoma? Why do you think storm chasers risk their lives to gather storm video? What information might storm researchers get from video captured by storm chasers? Do you think the risks are worth the benefits? Explain.

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According to the report: Why were people protesting in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend? How did the focus and nature of the protest change? What do you think can be learned from this incident? In what way(s) might the Turkish government address it? Why do you think this story made international news? Explain.

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What is known about Amelia Earhart's last flight? According to the report: What evidence does one researcher say he has regarding Earhart's missing plane? Why are some experts skeptical of this evidence? Why do you think that Earhart's disappearance is important to some people to this day?

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Why does the Federal Emergency Management Agency check in with local Waffle House restaurants after a hurricane? What might be the benefits and limitations of using this kind of information? In what other ways might U.S. government officials gauge the damage in a hurricane-stricken area?

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