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October 24, 2013
Following reports on school violence in Massachusetts and Nevada, CNN Student News offers ideas on discussing this tough topic. Plus, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius responds to problems with the Obamacare website. We also go inside the United Nations for U.N. Day, and we report on a claim that a football blowout constituted bullying.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
Is there value in following international organizations (like the U.N.) on social media? Why or why not? What might be the benefits and drawbacks of doing so?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. school security
2. Health and Human Services Department
3. United Nations
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. Why has Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius come under strong criticism recently? What does she tell CNN about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) website?
2. What are some of the principal bodies of the United Nations? What are some of the duties of these groups?
3. What are the circumstances surrounding a claim of bullying against a football team's coaches?
1. What questions do you have about recent news stories involving school violence? What concerns you about this issue? What school security measures are you familiar with? In your view, what else could be done to help students feel safe at school? When you discuss school violence with your family and friends, what comes up?
2. What role do you think the United Nations plays in the international community? What challenges might the U.N. face as it deals with global issues?
3. What was your opinion of the football game in which one team scored 91 points? In your view, did bullying factor in, as one parent complained? Why or why not? What might the winning and losing players say about this game?
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