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(CNN Student News) -- September 17, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What role do social networking sites and blogs play in your life? What kind of information do you get from these types of sites? How do you know that this information is credible?

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Health Care Proposal

What is your opinion of the health care reform plan proposed by Sen. Max Baucus? Do you think that health care reform should include a public option? Why or why not?

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Do you think that any potential health care reform will have an impact on you and your family? Explain.

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In your opinion, what challenges might face lawmakers in their attempts to get members of other parties to support their proposed legislation?

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Making the Vaccine

What do you think might be the challenges that scientists face in producing a vaccine? What kind of testing do you think should occur before a vaccine is made available to the general public?

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In your opinion, are countries that have the resources to make vaccines obligated to provide the finished product to nations that may not be able to produce it? Why or why not?

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Facebook Growth

Do the statistics about Facebook users mentioned in today's program surprise you in any way? Why or why not?

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What do you think are the potential benefits and drawbacks of social networking sites?

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Constitution Day

What role, if any, does the U.S. Constitution play in your life?

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How might the story of the U.S. read if the Constitution had never been written?

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