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CNN Student News - December 2, 2013

December 1, 2013 -- Updated 2323 GMT (0723 HKT)
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(CNN Student News) -- December 2, 2013

CNN Student News kicks off our December coverage in Thailand, where protesters are calling for the country's prime minister to step down. We also report on the U.S. government's work to improve some parts of the Obamacare website. Plus, we discuss the goals of World AIDS Day, and we hear about the mutual inspiration between a 10-year-old cancer patient and a women's college basketball team.

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

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

What role do you think the media should play following the sudden death of a celebrity? What considerations should they make when reporting on it?

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

1. constitutional monarchy

2. World AIDS Day

3. Paul Walker

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

1. What is known about yesterday's train derailment in New York City?

2. What do the acronyms HIV and AIDS stand for? What's the connection between HIV and AIDS? What facts are given in the program about World AIDS Day?

3. What different perspectives are given on the current status of the enrollment website for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

Discussion Questions:

1. In your view, is protesting an effective method of pushing for governmental change? Why or why not? How might this depend on the political climate of the country in which the protests occur? In what other ways can citizens express their opinions to their government? What might be the pros and cons of each of these methods?

2. What kinds of evidence do you think investigators look for after a public transportation accident, such as the one involving a train in New York City? What influence might these investigations have?

3. What do people in the report say about the "honorary sixth man" on the Warner Pacific College women's basketball team? In your view, how might her position have an impact on herself, her family and the team? What was your reaction to this story?

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MAPS

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Asia
Thailand

North America
New York City; Portland, Oregon

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