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(CNN Student News) -- October 1, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, how might well-known political figures' support for a particular message impact how it is received?

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Indonesia/Samoa Earthquakes

In your opinion, what role should local governments, non-governmental organizations and the international community play when natural disasters strike a nation? Explain.

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What educational background do you think that a scientist who studies earthquakes might need? Would you want to study earthquakes? Why or why not?

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Iran's Inspections

According to the program, what is the International Atomic Energy Agency's stance on Iran's nuclear program?

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In your opinion, should the international community impose consequences on a country that has violated international law? If so, how should those consequences be determined? If not, why not?

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What do you think might be the tone of the debate at today's meeting regarding Iran's nuclear program? What questions do you think might come up during the meeting?

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Longer School Day?

What do you think might be the potential advantages and disadvantages of longer school days and longer school years?

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Are you in favor of extending the U.S. school day or school year? Why or why not?

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If you had to design the schedule for an extended school day, what would you include and why?

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