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CNN Student News - August 12, 2013

August 11, 2013 -- Updated 2306 GMT (0706 HKT)
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(CNN Student News) -- August 12, 2013

On this page you will find today's show Transcript, the Daily Curriculum, Maps pertaining to today's show, and a place for you to leave feedback.

TRANSCRIPT

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DAILY CURRICULUM

Media Literacy Question of the Day:

What is the most effective format for delivering advice: through an article, through recorded video, or in person? What are the pros and cons of each?

Key Concepts: Identify or explain these key terms you heard in today's show:

1. embassy

2. ideology

3. decibel

Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?

1. The American embassy in which country did not reopen yesterday due to security concerns?

2. Mohamed Morsy is the former president of what African nation?

3. Which planet is also known as the "red planet"?

Discussion Questions:

1. What factors do you think were considered when deciding to close certain U.S. embassies? What might have led to decisions to reopen most of them?

2. What characteristics or abilities do you think might be important in a space colonist? Would you want to take a one-way trip to Mars? Why or why not?

3. What are your thoughts on the advice for freshmen given in today's program? What advice would you have for students who are entering the grade you just completed?

Click here for a printable version of the Daily Curriculum (PDF).

CNN Student News is created by a team of journalists and educators who consider the Common Core State Standards, national standards in different subject areas, and state standards when producing the show and curriculum. We hope you use our free daily materials along with the program, and we welcome your feedback on them.

MAPS

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Yemen
Egypt
Wisconsin

FEEDBACK

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