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(CNN Student News) -- September 10, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that the message in a political ad might be shaped by the group that funds it? What resources could you use to investigate the information in such an ad?

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Health Care Address

Do you think that President Barack Obama's address to Congress on health care reform might impact lawmakers' thoughts on the issue? Why or why not?

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How do you think that the American people will respond to President Obama's speech, as well as the response offered by the Republican Party? Do you think that the tone of the debate over this issue will change due to last night's address? Why or why not?

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Campaign Finance

In your opinion, should corporate donations to political campaigns be limited? Why or why not?

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How do you think that corporations and individuals can express their political views? What impact, if any, do you think that the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on campaign finance might have on the political process? Explain.

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The Beatles: Rock Band

Are you familiar with the music of the Beatles? In your opinion, will the Beatles: Rock Band video game significantly increase your generation's awareness of the group's music?

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Do you think that today's musicians are influenced by past artists like the Beatles? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Purifying Invention

What impact do you think that Dean Kamen's Slingshot water purifier might have on residents of developing nations if it was implemented?

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How do you think your life would be different if you did not have access to clean drinking water?

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