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(CNN Student News) -- December 7, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What elements might make a local story a good one for a national news broadcast?

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Email Investigation

Why are 15,000 world leaders and environmentalists meeting in Copenhagen this week?

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According to the program: What is the current trend in global temperature? To what do some scientists attribute this climate change?

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According to the report: How have emails from climate scientists at the University of East Anglia generated controversy? Why are the head of the U.N.'s climate science body and others asking for an investigation? How have leaders on both sides of the issue responded to the email controversy?

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What role, if any, do you think these emails might have on the current debate over climate change? Explain.

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Pearl Harbor Day

What event is remembered on Pearl Harbor Day? On what date did that event occur? How did the U.S. respond?

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What do you think is an appropriate way to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day?

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Hired For The Holidays

According to the report, how have some retailers responded to weak holiday season sales?

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What challenges face people who are seeking temporary employment in the retail sector this holiday season?

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As you do your holiday shopping, have you noticed any differences in retail stores between this season and past ones? Explain.

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Female Football Freshman

Who is Carol Ray? In what league is she currently playing football? Where does she want to play football next year?

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What accommodations do you think will need to be made in order for Ray to play high school football? What considerations have to be made in order to make these accommodations? Do you support or object to making these adjustments? Explain.

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How have school officials responded to Ray's request to play? Do you think young women should be allowed to participate in high school football? Why or why not?

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