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Daily Discussion - June 6, 2013

updated 5:15 PM EDT, Wed June 5, 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 6, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Does news about alleged cheating involving a professional athlete have an impact on a sport's reputation? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the latest information about the Syrian civil war? According to the report, when did this war begin, and why? Why do you think that the conflict in Syria has lasted as long as it has? How do you think it will end?

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What significant weather events have occurred around the world recently? At what point might a weather event become a national or international news story? How might a natural disaster have different effects on people in different parts of the world? Explain.

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According to the segment: What request did the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently make of Chrysler, and why? How did Chrysler respond to this request? What have NHTSA and Chrysler each said about the safety of the vehicles in question? Why do you think they have come to different conclusions regarding the safety of these vehicles? What kinds of data do you think these groups are looking at when determining whether a car is safe?

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What do you know about illegal, performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)? What has ESPN reported regarding PEDs and some Major League Baseball players? If players are suspended in the coming days, how do you think they will respond? Why do you think that Major League Baseball and others are concerned with this issue? Do you think that accusations of illegal drug use by players will have an impact on fans and the game? Why or why not?

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