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September 5, 2013
From Washington to London and Paris to Moscow, governments are debating a similar topic. On Thursday, CNN Student News looks at what’s being said about Syria. We also report on a legal question involving the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, and we discuss the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. Plus, our Career Connections segment returns with a look at the work of park rangers.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
What might be some of the challenges of covering the same news story over several days? What are some ways in which reporters can find new perspectives on long-running news stories?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today’s show:
1. red line
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Rosh Hashanah
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today’s program?
1. What country’s lawmakers have voted against participating in a strike against Syria?
2. How long has the Rim Fire been burning in California?
3. What are some of the duties and responsibilities of a federal park ranger?
1. How do you think that other countries’ concerns regarding Syria might differ from those of the U.S.? How might they be similar? What questions do you still have about the situation in Syria and the international community’s debates regarding the Middle Eastern nation?
2. How do you interpret the Pledge of Allegiance? What has shaped your views?
3. What are your thoughts on the advice given by the park rangers in the report? Would you want to be a park ranger? Why or why not?
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