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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

August 12, 2012 -- Updated 2212 GMT (0612 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

(CNN Student News) -- August 13, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What news stories would you include in a report about major summer headlines, and why?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Who did U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pick as his running mate? What criteria do you think former Governor Romney might have used in selecting his vice presidential candidate? How do you think that President Obama's campaign might react to the Republican vice presidential candidate? What impact, if any, might a candidate for vice president have on the race for the White House? Explain.

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What information about the Sikh religion is presented in the program? How did U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder characterize a recent attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin? Why do you think that he made this characterization? What do you think could be done to help foster understanding between people of different faiths?

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According to the program, what were some major headlines from this summer? Were you affected by any of these news stories? If so, which stories and why?

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Where were the 2012 Olympics held? What records were set or broken at these Olympic Games? What qualities do you think might be important to Olympic athletes? Do you possess any of these qualities? If so, what impact do they have on your life?

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Where did NASA's Curiosity rover land? What is Curiosity's mission? What is your opinion of this mission? What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of exploring Mars versus exploring other celestial objects or conducting exploration on Earth?

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