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CNN Student News - December 11, 2013

December 10, 2013 -- Updated 2347 GMT (0747 HKT)
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(CNN Student News) -- December 11, 2013

A massive gathering of world leaders, a historic decision by an American carmaker, and a temperature lower than any other headline today's edition of CNN Student News. We also look at proposed changes to an internationally recognized symbol, and we show you how three people rang in a new record for charity.

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TRANSCRIPT

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DAILY CURRICULUM

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

Why are funerals of world leaders often televised? What effect might watching a world leader's funeral have on viewers?

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

1. Air Force One

2. Antarctica

3. International Symbol of Accessibility

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

1. Which U.S. presidents traveled to Nelson Mandela's memorial service aboard Air Force One? According to the video, how have shared trips among current and former presidents impacted their lives?

2. Mary Barra is the first female head of what major U.S. automaker? What do we know about her background?

3. Where is the coldest place on Earth, according to a recent measurement? What was the measured record temperature? Why are some scientists questioning this record?

Discussion Questions:

1. What criteria do you think might have determined who would speak at Nelson Mandela's memorial service? What do you think it says about Mandela's life that yesterday's memorial service was held in a stadium and broadcast globally?

2. How do you think that a female CEO might inspire women and men in the workforce? What do you think of GM's decision to name a woman as CEO?

3. What are some places where you have seen the International Symbol of Accessibility? In your opinion, should this symbol be changed? What is your opinion of the proposed new symbol?

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MAPS

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Africa
South Africa

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