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(CNN Student News) -- October 15, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think is the value of using polling data in a news report?

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Dow 10,000

According to the report, what might be one factor for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassing 10,000 yesterday? Why are some experts urging caution in response to the Dow's gain?

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What might be some other indicators besides the Dow that economists could use to measure the health of the economy?

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In your opinion, what role does investment play in the U.S. economy?

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Health Care Hurdles

What questions about health care reform does CNN reporter Tom Foreman address in his report? How do you think that lawmakers who are for and against current health care reform proposals might respond to these questions?

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What questions do you have regarding health care reform? Where do you think that you might be able to find information to answer your questions?

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Missile Diplomacy

Do you think that the U.S. and Russia should consider working together to build a missile defense system? Why or why not?

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What other global issues, if any, do you think that the nations mentioned by Sec. Clinton might tackle together?

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Who is Hilda Solis? What are some of her personal and professional accomplishments? What does she say is one goal for her work at the Labor Department?

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How would you describe the Fiesta Latina that took place at the White House this week?

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What other ways can you think of to celebrate Latino culture?

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