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(CNN Student News) -- March 2, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, what role might religious organizations play in a media campaign? Explain.

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Earthquake Aftermath

What are some of the challenges that the people of Chile are facing in the aftermath of a recent earthquake? How have the international community and the Chilean government responded to the earthquake?

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According to the report: How has the government of Chile responded to some looting incidents? How have some victims of the earthquake reacted to accusations of looting?

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In your opinion, when a natural disaster strikes, how might government officials address the need for security and the needs of victims who are trying to obtain supplies?

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Education Program

What is the purpose of the "school turnaround grants" mentioned in the report?

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What statement does President Barack Obama make about the role that the government should play in education? Do you agree with President Obama's statement? Why or why not?

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Reconciliation Controversy

According to the segment: What is reconciliation? When has this political process been used in the past? Why is it being considered now?

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What reasons have some lawmakers expressed for and against using reconciliation to pass a health care reform bill? With which argument do you agree? Explain.

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Church's Message: Be Counted

What is unique about First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia?

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According to the segment: Why is this church promoting the U.S. census among its congregation? What do some members of the church say about the census?

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How could you get the word out in your community about the U.S. census? Can you think of any reason why someone would be against promoting the census? Explain.

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