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(CNN Student News) -- January 19, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What impact, if any, do you think that the news coverage of a natural disaster may have on the survivors of that disaster? Explain.

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Haiti Earthquake

What is the status of rescue efforts in Haiti after last week's earthquake? What concerns do experts have regarding the near future in Haiti?

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What do you think that you might be able to do, if anything, to help the earthquake survivors in Haiti?

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Trained Rescue Dogs

What are some of the techniques that the rescue dogs featured in the report use in looking for survivors trapped in rubble?

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How does the dogs' trainer compare a dog's ability to find survivors to other search methods?

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What do you think might be some of the potential advantages and disadvantages of using search-and-rescue dogs versus other types of rescue techniques?

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2010

According to the program, how did many Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year?

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How would you define Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy?

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Can you think of other Americans whose lives should be celebrated? If so, who are they, and how should their memories be honored?

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Special Election

What state is holding a special election for one of its U.S. Senate seats? According to the segment, what is the potential significance of this election?

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What reasons do some citizens offer in the report for their feelings about this election? What factors do you think that voters consider when taking part in an election?

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