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(CNN Student News) -- November 11, 2008

1. According to the program, what issues were President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama expected to talk about during their meeting yesterday? Do you think that it is significant that Bush and Obama chose not to make a public statement after the meeting? Why or why not?

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2. When will President-elect Obama and his family be moving into the White House? According to the report, what experiences may lie ahead for Malia and Sasha Obama when they move into their new home?

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3. What do you think that it might be like to be the child of a U.S. president? In your view, what would be some of the benefits and drawbacks of this experience? If you had the opportunity, would you want to live in the White House? Why or why not?

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4. What did the original Armistice Day commemorate? When did Armistice Day become a federal holiday? When and why was Armistice Day changed to Veterans Day?

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5. What does Veterans Day mean to you? What, if anything, are you doing to commemorate Veterans Day?

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6. Do you have any family members who have served or are serving in the military? If so, what were or are their responsibilities? How has their military service impacted you and your family?

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7. In your opinion, why might it be important for young people to learn about the personal experiences of veterans? Who is Frank Buckles? If you could ask Mr. Buckles any question related to his military service, what would you want to know?

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8. What is the Brides Across America National Giveaway event?

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9. Who is Diane Bonney, and why has she decided to participate in the event?

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10. In your view, what challenges might U.S. military personnel and their families be facing at this point in time? What, if anything, might you and your peers do to help local military families address these challenges? Explain.

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