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  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
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(CNN Student News) -- November 9, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What impact, if any, do you think that news reports about economic indicators might have on the economy itself? Explain.

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Health Care Reform Bill

What is the status of the health care reform bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate? What are the next steps for these bills?

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What statements regarding health care reform were featured in the report? Do you agree with either of these statements? Explain.

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Unemployment rate 10.2%

What statistics were recently released regarding U.S. unemployment figures? What action has the federal government taken to help the unemployed?

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Have you or anyone you know tried to get a job recently? If so, what are some of the challenges facing young people who are looking for jobs?

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Wall Museum

According to the report, what are some of the methods that people used to try to cross the Berlin Wall during the Cold War?

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What conditions do you think might have existed in East Germany that would drive people to try to escape to the West?

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Do you think that it is important for people to visit museums like the one featured in the report? Why or why not?

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Horses for Heroes

What is the "Horses for Heroes" program? According to the segment, what are the potential benefits of this program for veterans?

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What do you think might be some of the challenges facing veterans who return from duty in combat situations? Can you think of any other ways that citizens could potentially help these veterans?

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