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(CNN Student News) -- February 9, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, how might a news story be produced differently by state-run media versus an independent news organization?

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Iran Unrest

What anniversary is Iran marking this week? What concerns has the international community raised regarding this anniversary? How has Iran responded to these concerns?

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What announcement did Iran recently make regarding its nuclear program? What does Iran say is the purpose of its nuclear program? What do the U.S. and other nations think is the purpose of this program?

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What role do you think that Iran plays in the international community? In your opinion, how should other governments respond to recent events unfolding in Iran, if at all? Explain.

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Soda Study

What is the function of the pancreas?

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According to a recent scientific study, what food product might be connected to pancreatic cancer? According to the program, what are some other risks of drinking soda?

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How do you think that the soft drink industry might respond to this new study?

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, might this study have on you and your peers?

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Approach on Education

Who is Steve Perry? According to Perry, how is Capital Preparatory Magnet School different from other schools?

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What does Perry say regarding how teachers should interact with their students?

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Do you think that Perry's ideas about education would work for you and your school? Why or why not?

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