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(CNN Student News) -- April 13, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you promote a Web site that aims to preserve the memories of the victims of a tragic event?

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Nuclear Summit

What does President Obama say is the biggest threat to national security? Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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What steps is President Obama taking to try and address this issue? What concerns have some critics raised about President Obama's position on nuclear weapons? Do you agree with this opinion? Why or why not?

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What announcement did officials from Ukraine make yesterday at the nuclear security summit? What impact, if any, do you think that this announcement might have on other countries? Explain.

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What other issues do you think that world leaders could try to solve through high-level summits like the one on nuclear security?

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Recession Over?

What statement did the National Bureau Of Economic Research make yesterday regarding the U.S. recession?

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What do you think are some factors that might be used to measure economic growth? Based on these factors, do you think that your local economy is growing? Why or why not?

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Holocaust Remembrance

What was the Holocaust? According to the segment, how did some people around the world mark Holocaust Remembrance Day?

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According to the report, what Web site did Zak Kolar start, and why? What other ways can you think of to honor large groups of people as individuals?

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The New Blue-Collar

What is meant by the term "blue-collar job"? What kinds of jobs do you think might be categorized as blue-collar?

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What does the Adex Machining Company manufacture? According to the report: What is lean manufacturing? What roles do Adex workers play in the lean manufacturing process? How might that differ from a typical manufacturing plant?

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What education and training do you think that individuals who hope to get lean manufacturing jobs might need?

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What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of lean manufacturing for a company and its employees?

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