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(CNN Student News) -- October 20, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In what ways could you use information from news reports to enact change in your school, community or other aspects of your life?

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Afghanistan Election

According to the report, what is the status of Afghanistan's recent presidential election?

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What impact might the political situation in Afghanistan have on U.S. troop deployments to the country? Do you think that the U.S. government should delay decisions about troop deployments until Afghanistan's election has been resolved? Why or why not?

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What are some of the insurgent groups that coalition forces are encountering in Afghanistan? In your opinion, how might coalition forces develop strategies to address the different insurgent groups that they face?

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Racial Controversy

What is your reaction to a judge's recent decision not to marry an interracial couple?

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Cyber Crime Concerns

Based on the information in the program and your own experiences, how can social networking sites be used to conduct crimes?

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What do you think might be some ways to protect yourself from cybercrimes?

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School Bus Safety

Why might school districts make cuts to their transportation budgets? What might be the effects of transportation budget cuts on students who ride school buses? What courses of action are available to parents and students if they disagree with a school system's budget cuts?

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Describe the potential risks and benefits of the various ways to travel between home and school, including walking, biking, driving and traveling by school bus. What method do you think is best? Why?

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