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(CNN Student News) -- October 19, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Do you think that the media takes its audience into account when selecting what stories to cover? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Pakistan Offensive

According to the report: Why have Pakistani military forces moved into South Waziristan? Why has the United States taken an interest in this offensive?

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What do you think might be the potential benefits and risks for the Pakistani government in launching this assault?

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In your opinion, what role, if any, should the Pakistani government and the international community play with regard to Pakistani refugees displaced by the fighting?

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Iraq Troop Levels

According to the report, why are 3,500 U.S. troops not being deployed to Iraq as scheduled? What do you think that this action might mean regarding the overall security situation in Iraq?

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In your opinion, what might be the relationship between the U.S. and Iraq after all American forces have left the Middle Eastern country?

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World's Tallest Building

What is the Burj Dubai? Where is it located? What firsts will the Burj Dubai claim when it is completed?

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What might be the significance of the Burj Dubai for both the company that built it and its home city?

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If you had the opportunity, would you want to tour the Burj Dubai? Why or why not?

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