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(CNN Student News) -- January 5, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think might be the benefits of combining reports from around the world to tell a news story?

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Tighter Security

What new security measures did the Transportation Security Administration put in place yesterday? Who is affected by these new measures?

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What criteria do you think that the U.S. State Department uses to designate a country as a "state sponsor of terror" or a "country of interest"? What impact, if any, do you think that extra screening of passengers from these countries might have on international travel?

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World's Tallest Tower Opens

What is the Burj Dubai? How big is this building?

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What do you think might be the impact of the world's tallest building on the city where it is located?

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How does the report use technology to demonstrate the size of the Burj Dubai? Did this use of technology help you better understand the size of the Burj Dubai? If so, how? If not, why not?

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What other ways can you think of to use the technology featured in the report to demonstrate a concept?

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Speaking Up?

How do the students in the segment respond to CNN's Tony Harris when he asks why people fail to call for help after witnessing a violent act? How would you respond to his question?

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What possible risks, if any, do you think that a 911 caller might face after reporting a violent act? Do you think that these potential risks outweigh what Harris calls an obligation to help bring about justice? Explain.

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How do you think that you might react if confronted with a violent situation?

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