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(CNN Student News) -- November 18, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What types of media do you think will be used in the future? What current trends can you identify that may be indicators of future trends in media?

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The Purple Heart

What is the Purple Heart?

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What is the focus of proposed legislation regarding the Purple Heart?

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In your opinion, was the shooting at Fort Hood an enemy attack? Explain.

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China Talks

According to the report: What were some of the issues discussed between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao? What is each leader's stance on these issues?

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What other global issues can you think of that the U.S. and China might both face? What might be the potential benefits of their working together on these issues?

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Do you think that it is important for the U.S. and China to agree on all global issues? Why or why not?

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Nuclear Facility Concerns

What concerns has the international community raised regarding Iran's nuclear program? What does Iran say is the goal of its nuclear program? How has the U.S. military responded to its concerns about Iran's program?

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In your opinion, how should the U.S. address its concerns about Iran's nuclear program? Explain.

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Velvet Revolution

What was the Velvet Revolution? What was the end result of this uprising?

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Why do you think that some people protest against their government? What might be the potential consequences, if any, for these individuals? Explain.

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Rebirth of Space?

According to the report: Where is a new spaceport being built in the U.S.? What are some reasons for this new venture?

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What role are private and government entities playing in the new spaceport?

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What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of private space travel?

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If you had the opportunity, would you want to travel into space? Why or why not?

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