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September 24, 2013
As world leaders gather in New York, CNN Student News defines the U.N. General Assembly, and we consider the possibility of a meeting between the U.S. and Iran. We also report on terrorist attacks in Africa and Asia, and we examine election results in Germany. Plus, we share some students' opinions on the issue of bringing guns into Starbucks.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
What differences might there be in international and domestic news coverage of a country's election?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. United Nations General Assembly
2. religious minority
3. landslide victory
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. In what Middle Eastern nation were 52 Americans taken hostage in 1979?
2. In what kind of venue are Kenyan authorities investigating a terrorist attack?
3. Who was re-elected as chancellor of Germany?
1. What might be the benefits and drawbacks of a massive assembly of world leaders? What subjects might come up? In your view, are the U.N. General Assembly's policies significant if they are not legally binding? Why or why not?
2. Why do you think that religious minorities are accepted in some regions but not in others? In places of religious intolerance, do you think steps can be taken to keep the peace? If so, what? If not, why not?
3. Do you think that the margin of victory, either by a landslide or a slight majority, has an impact on the way a national leader governs? How might the nation's citizens respond to each type of victory?
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