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(CNN Student News) -- September 2, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Describe some public service announcements (PSAs) that you have seen. Which ones do you think were the most effective, and why?

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Isolated by the Flu

What role, if any, do you think that federal, state and local governments should play in managing the effects of H1N1 outbreaks?

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What factors do you think might contribute to the spread of the H1N1 virus on college campuses?

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How would you occupy your time if you were quarantined for three days?

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California Wildfires

In your opinion, what short-term and long-term resources will residents who have lost their homes to wildfires in California need to rebuild their lives?

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Texting Ban?

Were you surprised by any of the statistics presented in the report about texting while driving? If so, which ones and why?

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In your opinion, should there be a nationwide ban on texting while driving? Why or why not?

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What was your reaction to the texting while driving PSA featured in the segment? Do you think that this PSA will change teenagers' attitudes regarding texting while driving? Explain your rationale.

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