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(CNN Student News) -- November 10, 2008

1. According to the report: What parts of Cuba have been affected by Hurricane Paloma? What types of damage has Paloma caused?

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2. According to the segment, how did the Cuban government prepare for the hurricane? Why do you think that Cuba is trying to protect its crops? In general, what role do you think that governments should play when natural disasters strike?

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3. In your view, what challenges might Paloma's victims face in the aftermath of this hurricane? Do you think that the international community should offer humanitarian assistance to Cuba if it needs it? State your rationale.

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4. Where is the nation of Haiti located? What tragedy recently occurred at a school in Haiti? According to Haiti's president, what factor may have contributed to the collapse? What are your thoughts and feelings regarding this story? Do you feel safe at your school? Why or why not?

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5. What accident recently took place on a Russian nuclear submarine? What information is known about the cause and impact of this accident? What are your thoughts regarding this accident?

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6. According to the program, what traditional meeting is taking place at the White House today? In your opinion, what issues should be discussed during this meeting? State your rationale.

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7. In the segment, CNN's Elaine Quijano states that Mr. Bush and Mr. Obama will "have the delicate task of balancing decision-making and consultation in the coming weeks." What do you think that she means?

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8. What was the Holocaust? What events took place in Germany on the night of November 9, 1938? By what name is this night known? Do you think that it is important to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of this event? Why or why not?

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9. Who is Inge Lammel? What are her memories of November 9, 1938? What happened to her parents and her sister? What is Lammel's opinion about the status of anti-Semitism in Germany?

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10. How would you define prejudice and discrimination? Can you think of other times in history, besides the Holocaust, when prejudice and discrimination have negatively impacted individuals and society? Why do you think that prejudice and discrimination exist? Can they be prevented? If so, how? If not, why not?

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