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(CNN Student News) -- April 5, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, why might different groups choose different mediums (e.g., public service announcements, political statements, advertisements) to convey their desired message? Do you think that the medium through which a message is delivered affects its tone? Explain.

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Jobs Report

What is the U.S. unemployment rate? What information was revealed by a recent jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department?

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According to the program, what statements have President Barack Obama and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele made regarding this jobs report? With which statement, if either, do you agree and why?

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Security Measures

What are some of the changes that the Transportation Security Administration is making to airline security plans? According to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, what is the purpose of these new measures?

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In your opinion: What groups might support or oppose these new screening regulations? What rationale might these groups use to defend their positions?

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Stopping the Cycle

How has Urbana Middle School in Maryland addressed the issue of bullying? What do the teachers and students featured in the segment say about the school's anti-bullying efforts?

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What kind of bullying does teacher Meredith Welty say concerns her the most, and why? In your opinion, how might anti-bullying efforts that address this kind of bullying be different from other efforts?

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Do you think that the program featured in the segment would work in your school? If so, why? If not, what kind of program do you think might work?

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