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(CNN Student News) -- January 28, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

A speech can be read, heard or watched. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these methods of delivery for a news audience?

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State of the Union

What is the State of the Union address?

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According to the program: What topic was a main focus of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night? How did Republicans respond to President Obama's speech?

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If you had to write a State of the Union address, what topics, other than the economy, would you focus on, and why? What significance, if any, do you think that this speech might have on Barack Obama's presidency? Explain.

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Did you watch the president's speech last night? If so, what was your impression of it?

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Running on Hope

According to the report: How has the city of Wilmington, Ohio been affected by the U.S. economic recession? What impact, if any, have federal stimulus funds had on the city recently? What does Wilmington's mayor say about how state and federal government has responded to his city's situation?

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In your opinion, what role, if any, should federal, state and local governments play in helping areas that have fallen on hard economic times?

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Holocaust Blueprints

What was the Holocaust? What documents from the Holocaust are now on display in Israel?

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In your opinion: What might be the significance of putting these documents on display? Why might some people not want these documents to be displayed?

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What other ways can you think of in which artifacts from the past can be used as lessons for current and future generations?

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