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September 10, 2013
The U.S. Congress is debating the issue of Syria, President Obama is planning a speech to the nation, and Russia is offering a proposal regarding Syria's chemical weapons. On Tuesday, CNN Student News examines how the crisis in Syria reached its current state. We also catch up on a young education activist. Plus, we report on the happiest nations in the world and the potential of pilotless planes.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
Could Malala Yousafzai's story have an impact in places where education rights are limited? Explain.
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. education rights
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. What events lead to Syria's civil war?
2. Why did Malala Yousafzai recently travel to the Netherlands?
3. What criteria did a recent survey use to rank countries' "happiness"?
1. What advantages and disadvantages might a president face when addressing the public? Do you think that President Obama's scheduled speech will have an impact on public and congressional opinion concerning Syria? Why or why not?
2. What might be the pros and cons of using "pilotless" airplanes over traditional, manned planes? What other uses can you think of for the pilotless plane technology seen in the program?
3. What are your thoughts on the advice shared by high school students in the program? What is the best advice someone has given you? What did you do with it?
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