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December 16, 2013
Reports from Africa, Europe, and the moon land in CNN Student News' last Monday edition of 2013. We also report on the meeting of two, 107-year-old U.S. veterans, and we look at a debate concerning a California community's Christmas tradition.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
If you were to interview World War II veterans for a news report, what questions would you ask them? What do you think would be of greatest interest to a news audience?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. South Africa
2. World War II veterans
3. lunar rover
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. Describe the scene near Nelson Mandela's burial site. Why was this site significant? What did people there say about Mandela and South Africa?
2. What country's "Jade Rabbit" spacecraft recently landed on the moon?
3. What different perspectives were seen in today's report about unrest in Ukraine?
1. Why might U.S. Sen. John McCain's trip to Ukraine be significant? What potential benefits and risks might accompany a U.S. lawmaker's showing of support for protesters in another nation?
2. What do you think might be some of the benefits and challenges of exploring the moon? What questions might need to be answered to determine whether lunar mining is feasible?
3. What is your opinion of one group's effort to change the name of the La Jolla Christmas Parade? What is your opinion of the parade organizer's response? Why do you think that the name of this celebration is significant to both sides?
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