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(CNN Student News) -- December 2, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were producing a news story about the reaction to President Barack Obama's speech on the war in Afghanistan, what viewpoints would you include in the story and why?

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Decision Afghanistan

How many additional troops is President Obama planning to deploy to Afghanistan? When does he hope to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from the country?

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According to the program, how have some lawmakers responded to the president's decision?

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As seen in the report: What are some roles that newly deployed American forces will play in Afghanistan? How have some soldiers who are currently serving in Afghanistan responded to the situation there?

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According to the program: How much will the troop surge cost? What proposals for paying for the surge are discussed in the segment? Which of these plans, if either, do you agree with, and why?

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How do you think that the American people will react to President Obama's plan for the war in Afghanistan? What is your opinion of the president's plan?

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What goals would you like the U.S. to accomplish in Afghanistan, if any? Do you think that the president's plan will achieve these goals? Explain.

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Wii-Hab

What are some of the effects of Parkinson's disease?

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According to the report, what kind of treatment has occupational therapist Ben Herz recommended for his patients? How have some of his patients responded to the therapy?

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What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of using video games for physical therapy?

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