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(CNN Student News) -- March 22, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What media messages have you heard or seen about health care reform? Who do you think created these messages, and why?

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Health Care Debate

According to the report: What votes were scheduled to occur yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives? What are the next steps for each of these bills if they pass the House?

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What statements did some Democratic and Republican lawmakers make ahead of yesterday's scheduled votes?

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If you were in Congress, how would you vote on health care reform and why?

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Midwest Flooding

According to the program: How did residents of North Dakota and Minnesota prepare for recent flooding? Are their efforts expected to succeed? Why or why not?

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According to the segment: What predictions were U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists able to make about the Red River cresting? What technology was used to make these predictions?

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How do you think that the information gathered by the USGS may have been used by people who were fighting against Red River flooding?

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Search for Gorillas

According to the report: What is the most endangered type of gorilla in the world? How many of these gorillas are thought to exist in Nigeria and Cameroon? What evidence is seen in the report that some of these gorillas still exist in Nigeria's Mbe mountains?

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What are some of the challenges that these gorillas face? Who is trying to help the gorillas?

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What do you think may be the advantages and disadvantages of conservationists finding these gorillas? Explain.

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