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October 21, 2013
CNN Student News begins the week with a report on wildfires in Australia, and we discuss the challenges that refugees face after fleeing violence in Syria. We also explore a dispute between a university and many of its football players. Plus, we check out a flying car, and we share the history of a violin that fetched a Titanic record at auction.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
Can media coverage of refugees in another country impact the refugees themselves? If so, how? If not, why not? Why might a news organization choose to tell their story?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today’s show:
2. R.M.S. Titanic
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today’s program?
1. According to the report, about how many registered Syrian refugees are there? What do CNN reporters say about the refugees’ living conditions and potential outlook?
2. Why did Grambling State University’s football team forfeit a recent game?
3. What’s the story behind a violin that was recently auctioned for $1.7 million in England?
1. What resources might Syrian refugees need? Where do you think these resources might come from? How might a refugee camp impact a surrounding area? Under what circumstances might a refugee know that it’s safe to return home?
2. What are your thoughts on the protests by football players at Grambling State University? In your view, what should be the next steps taken by the players and by university officials? Explain.
3. What might be the pros and cons of owning a flying car versus owning both a car and a plane? Do you think that flying cars could become popular in the near future? Would you want to own the vehicle seen in the report? Explain.
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