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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
RELATED TOPICS
  • Pakistan
  • Hate Crimes
  • NASA
  • Total Stock Market

(CNN Student News) -- October 29, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What types of media are seen and heard in Richard Roth's report on the 1929 stock market crash? Compare and contrast how people get information about the stock market today versus how people received this information in 1929.

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Pakistan Violence

What information is known about a recent attack in Peshawar, Pakistan? What statement did U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make regarding the violence?

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In your opinion, why do some groups engage in violence rather than join in the political process?

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Hate Crimes Law

What is the focus of the expanded federal hate crimes law? What do supporters and critics say about the new law?

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What is your opinion of this expansion of the hate crimes law?

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Congressional Gold Medal

Who is Edward Brooke? What award did he receive yesterday?

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What message did Brooke deliver during yesterday's ceremony? Do you agree with this sentiment? Why or why not?

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Ares Launch

According to the report, what is the significance of the Ares I-X rocket?

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What is your opinion of NASA's goals for its Constellation space program, including potential travel to the moon, Mars and beyond?

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Black Tuesday

According to the program: What was "Black Tuesday"? What caused the "Great Crash"? What impact did Black Tuesday have on the world's economy?

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Why do you think that some people might be interested in the history of Black Tuesday?

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In your opinion, how might the history of the stock market be useful to modern economists, if at all?

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