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CNN Student News - August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013 -- Updated 1933 GMT (0333 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS

(CNN Student News) -- August 26, 2013

Syria offers U.N. inspectors access to sites of suspected chemical weapons attacks, and a wildfire threatens both Yosemite National Park and city services in San Francisco. Get the details on both stories in Monday's program. Plus, thousands of Americans re-enact the 1963 March on Washington, and Bernice King talks about being the daughter of a civil rights leader. And we meet a CNN Hero who helps mentor teenage refugees.

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TRANSCRIPT

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DAILY CURRICULUM

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

How might communications tools used by organizers of the recent march on Washington differ from those used by organizers of the 1963 event? How might these tools have influenced who attended these events?

Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects from today's show:

1. chemical weapons

2. national park

3. March on Washington

4. refugee

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

1. Yosemite National Park is located within what state?

2. Sarah Murnaghan received two lung transplants to help combat what disease?

3. What group does CNN Hero Blair Brettschneider strive to help?

Discussion Questions:

1. Why might international inspectors want to investigate the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria's civil war? What challenges might they face? What do you think might be some of the possible outcomes of these inspections?

2. What do you think it would be like to be the child of a national leader? What advantages and challenges might this present? How might it affect your choices in life?

3. What challenges might refugee students face in getting an education? How might they address and overcome these challenges? In what ways might others be able to help them?

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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Asia
Syria

North America
Yosemite National Park; Washington, D.C.

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