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(CNN Student News) -- September 29, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were producing a news story on a natural disaster, how might you verify information needed for the report?

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Chicago Beating

What is your reaction to the death of Derrion Albert?

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How do you think that life will change for Albert's family, as well as for the suspects charged with his murder? Explain.

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In your opinion, what are some causes of violence among youth? What, if anything, do you think can be done to curb violence in your age group?

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Philippines Flooding

In your opinion, how might the challenges facing survivors of flooding in the Philippines be different from those facing flood victims in other parts of the world?

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What role do you think that insurance companies might play after a natural disaster? What resources might be available to flood victims in the Philippines who don't have household insurance?

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Hispanic Heritage

What role do cultural events play in preserving the heritage of an ethnic group? Have you ever participated in any cultural events? If so, describe the experience.

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Why do you think that some people might view the success of one member of a community as having an impact on the whole community? Do you think that this assertion is valid? Explain your rationale.

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