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Daily Discussion - June 5, 2013

updated 6:54 PM EDT, Tue June 4, 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 5, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might local and national news coverage of a wildfire differ? What information might be useful for local residents as well as for viewers in other parts of the country?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What stories about natural disaster were included in today's program? What kinds of damage or destruction did they cause? How would you rank these incidents in terms of how serious they are? What could be the potential economic impact of these natural disasters?

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What are scientists saying about a finding of triceratops fossils in Wyoming? What do you think scientists might learn from this discovery? Why do you think that many people tend to get more excited over dinosaur discoveries than findings of other extinct species?

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Why has a woolly mammoth discovery led to discussions about bringing the extinct species back to life? What are some arguments for and against attempting to bring back extinct species? What is your opinion? Are there any species you'd like to see scientists attempt to bring back? Explain.

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What are the one-day, adult ticket prices at the theme parks mentioned in the report? How much did these prices increase this year? Why do you think that these prices have been raised? What is your opinion of them? Have you visited any of the theme parks mentioned in the report? If so, what is your opinion of its value? Would you want to go back?

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How does Teresa Goines work to help young people through her restaurant? What responsibilities does Goines give them? What do Goines and the young people in the report say about the program? Are their other types of businesses that you think could have success with a similar program? Explain.

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