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Daily Discussion - June 4, 2013

updated 5:25 PM EDT, Mon June 3, 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) -- June 4, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might people take steps to raise awareness about a life-threatening disease?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the latest update on protests in Turkey? What factors do you think might cause protests to spread within a country? Can you think of solutions to events like those in Turkey? What steps might need to be taken to achieve them?

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What is known about Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus (MERS-CoV)? According to the report, what common fact has linked all of the reported cases of MERS-CoV? How do you think researchers discovered this link? What questions do you think scientists have about this virus? What actions do you think scientists take in order to get information about newly discovered diseases?

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What do you know about organ donation? What questions might someone ask when considering whether to sign up to be an organ donor? What is cystic fibrosis? In the video, how does Sarah Murnaghan describe having cystic fibrosis? What was your reaction to her story?

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According to the program, how does the robot parking garage work? What do you think might be the advantages and drawbacks of this kind of parking system? Would you want to use this system? Why or why not? What other uses for this robotic technology can you think of?

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