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(CNN Student News) -- April 12, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think are some of the similarities and differences between a hard news story and a feature news story? Explain.

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Polish Plane Crash

What tragedy did the nation of Poland experience over the weekend? How have the country and its citizens reacted to this event?

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What kinds of memorials have you seen for other prominent figures? How do you think that these memorials might help people who attend them or who watch the events on TV?

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Nuclear Summit

According to the report, what is the goal of a meeting between 47 countries that is taking place in Washington, D.C. this week?

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What actions has President Barack Obama taken recently regarding this issue, and why? How have critics responded to President Obama's efforts on this issue? With which side do you agree, and why?

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Do you think that the international community will be able to keep nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists? Why or why not?

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Instrument of Change

What is a harmonica? What does Bradley Harrison say about the harmonica in the segment?

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How was Harrison able to use a downturn in the economy to his advantage? Can you think of other ways that an economic slowdown might help some businesses? Explain.

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