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(CNN Student News) -- December 10, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why do you think that the news media organizations use polls? What examples of polls have you seen in recent news stories? What impact, if any, do you think that these polls have on news stories?

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Health Care Reform

What was the result of Tuesday night's meeting among senators on health care reform? What points of the new plan are stirring up disagreement among some senators?

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TARP Funds

According to a recent poll, what is the biggest issue on the minds of Americans? Why do you think that Americans feel this way?

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According to the program: What steps has the government taken to deal with the economy? What is the purpose of TARP?

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According to the segment: How much of TARP's funds remain unused? What would some Democrats like to do with TARP's unused funds? What do some Republicans think should be done with the unused funds? Do you agree with either of these views? Explain.

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Nobel Acceptance

According to the program, why did the Nobel Committee award President Obama with the Nobel Peace Prize?

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According to a recent CNN poll, do most Americans believe that the president deserves this award? Explain.

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Do you think President Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize? If so, why? If not, what do you think he would need to accomplish, if anything, to be worthy of the award? Explain.

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Gender and Learning

Why has Woodbridge Middle School formed single-gender classes?

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According to the report: What does Dr. Leonard Sax say that the research shows about the ways boys and girls learn? Why does he believe that co-ed classrooms "disadvantage" both boys and girls?

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What are some of the outcomes mentioned in the report for the students in single-gender classes at Woodbridge?

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According to the video: Why is Professor David Sadker critical of single-gender classes? What does he believe to be a better approach?

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What do you think of single-gender classes? If you have never been in a single-gender class, could you ever see yourself in one? Explain. If you are currently in a single-gender class, would you advise others to take it? Why or why not?

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