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(CNN Student News) -- March 11, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What are some audio and visual elements that go into the production of a news story about a meeting between world leaders? In your opinion, how do these elements help to tell the story?

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Education Standards

According to the program: What has a group of U.S. educators proposed regarding math and English academic standards? Who currently sets these standards?

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How have some states responded to the proposal for national academic standards? What is your opinion of this proposal?

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What impact, if any, do you think that the adoption of national standards would have on your education?

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School Restoration

Describe the school in Marjah, Afghanistan that is featured in CNN correspondent Ben Wedeman's report.

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What is the current function of the school? What are Afghan officials' plans for the school? What do you think will need to be done in order to accomplish this goal?

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, might the reopening of this school have on its community? Explain.

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Texting While Driving

According to the segment, how does texting while driving impact a person's chances of being involved in a car accident?

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What is the focus of a new, anti-texting while driving campaign? According to the official seen in the program, how was this campaign developed?

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Do you think that this media campaign will be effective at reducing accidents caused by distracted drivers? If so, why? If not, what do you think could be done to reduce the number of distracted driving accidents among your generation?

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