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(CNN Student News) -- April 21, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Do you think that it would be effective for advertisers, political campaigns, government agencies and other groups to use texting to distribute their messages? Why or why not?

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Volcanic Impact

According to the report, what impact has a volcanic eruption in Iceland had on some of the people in that country?

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In your opinion, who should bear the economic burdens from this natural disaster? Explain your rationale.

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The Moon, Mars, and Money

What are your views on the U.S. space program? What do you think should be the goals of the space program?

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In your opinion: What are some other science programs in which the U.S. could make an investment? Which of these programs should the United States make its top priority, and why?

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Texting Study

According to the segment, how many text messages are sent by the average teen each month? Are you surprised by this statistic? Explain.

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What do the teenagers in the segment say about the role of texting in their lives? Do you think that most teenagers would have similar responses? Why or why not?

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What evidence is presented in the segment that texting may be addictive? Do you think that texting is addictive? Why or why not?

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What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of texting for you and your peers? How has texting affected your life, if at all?

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