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(CNN Student News) -- December 14, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you design a media campaign to inform people about different cultures' religious customs and observations?

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Climate Demonstrations

According to the program: What is one of the major goals of the climate summit taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark? What is the status of this goal?

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Why have thousands of people demonstrated during the conference?

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, might these protests have on the climate summit and its goals? Explain your rationale.

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Small Business, Big Banks

According to the report: What is the definition of a small business? What challenges are some small businesses facing in trying to grow?

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What is President Barack Obama asking big banks to do in order to help small businesses? How have these banks responded to this request?

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What impact do you think that small businesses have on your local economy? In your opinion, how have these businesses fared during the current financial crisis?

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Festival of Lights

What is Hanukkah? What role does the menorah play in celebrating Hanukkah?

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What do you think might be the importance of learning about other cultures' religious observations?

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Tiger Woods Controversy

What action is Tiger Woods taking with regard to his career as a professional golfer? What statement did he make regarding the reasons behind this action and what he intends to do going forward?

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According to the segment: How have some of Woods' sponsors reacted to his recent announcement? What action do you think that sponsors should take with regard to their contracts with Woods?

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What impact, if any, do you think that Woods' decision to put his career on hold will have on the sport of golf and the companies that sponsor the sport? Explain.

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