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CNN Student News - November 21, 2013

November 21, 2013 -- Updated 0011 GMT (0811 HKT)
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(CNN Student News) -- November 21, 2013

Talks surrounding Iran's controversial nuclear program lead off Thursday's edition of CNN Student News. We also discuss the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President John F. Kennedy, the Red Planet, and CNN's Hero of the Year. Plus, we watch as helmet sensors, which aim to monitor potential for concussions, are put to the test.

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TRANSCRIPT

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DAILY CURRICULUM

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

How important is it for the news media to report the shortcomings as well as the successes of new technologies?

Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:

1. sanctions

2. Presidential Medal of Freedom

3. concussion

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

1. What's the status of nuclear talks regarding Iran's controversial nuclear program?

2. Who is CNN's Hero of the Year? What announcement did he make on the program?

3. How many active NASA missions are currently studying Mars? What is the purpose of NASA's MAVEN mission? How long will it take to reach Mars? What is this mission's cost?

Discussion Questions:

1. Why do you think there are different opinions in the international community with regard to sanctions against Iran? What might be some pros and cons of each proposed strategy? If you were an adviser for the United Nations, which strategy would you recommend? Why?

2. What do you think might be the criteria for the Presidential Medal of Freedom? What are your thoughts on yesterday's honorees? In your opinion, who else might be deserving of this award?

3. What might be the benefits and drawbacks of the helmet technology featured in the program? Why might different helmet sensors give different results for similar impacts? What additional testing might be needed? Can you think of other uses for the kind of device featured in the program? Explain.

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MAPS

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Asia
Iran

North America
Arlington, Virginia
Mississippi River

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