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Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

CNN Student News —  

March 6, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you and your peers react to public service announcements that try to convince young people not to smoke?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is “Super Tuesday”? What are some states that will hold contests today? How might a candidate’s campaign strategy be different on a day when many contests are held versus a day with only one contest? What state is described as a “battleground” state in today’s program? What factors do you think might make a state a battleground state?

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What kinds of warnings did the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandate for all tobacco products and advertising? What action did a federal judge recently take with regard to these warnings, and why? How did tobacco companies and tobacco industry critics react to this ruling? What is your opinion of this ruling? What are your opinions about the current, written warnings on tobacco products and the images that the FDA proposed? Explain.

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What is known about a controversial program that paid NFL players to injure opponents? Do you think that players and coaches should face consequences for participating in this practice? If so, what consequences should they face? If not, why not?

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What is coral? What role do you think coral plays in the ocean’s ecosystem? According to the program, what could happen if coral disappears? How is Ken Nedimyer addressing the issue of disappearing coral reefs? Can you think of other ways in which people could help save coral reefs?

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