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(CNN Student News) -- March 29, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What methods do the Tea Party and the Coffee Party each use to deliver their messages? What do you think might be the potential advantages and disadvantages of each group's strategy?

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Presidential Visit

According to the report, what was the focus of President Barack Obama's trip to Afghanistan yesterday?

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Do you think that it is important for a president to visit troops who are serving in combat? Why or why not?

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Recess Appointments

What is a "recess appointment"?

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According to the program: Why did President Obama recently make 15 recess appointments? How did some Republican lawmakers respond to these appointments? What is your opinion of these appointments?

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Tea Party Rally/Coffee Party Meeting

What are the Tea Party and the Coffee Party?

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, might grassroots movements like the Tea Party and the Coffee Party have on the upcoming midterm elections?

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Managing Finance$

Who is Steven Mandis? Where does Mandis teach a course on financial responsibility? How is this area described in the report?

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What does Mandis say is the biggest thing holding back these students? What do you think that he means by this?

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What do Mandis and the students featured in the report say about the benefits of these financial lessons?

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What kinds of experts do you think that students in your school could benefit from, and why?

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