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(CNN Student News) -- April 22, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Where do you think that you could go to learn about the positions of both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on a particular issue? How could you use the media to determine what these positions are based on?

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Supreme Process

What qualities did President Barack Obama say that he wants in his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court? What additional qualities would you want to see in a Supreme Court nominee? Explain.

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What is the process for seating a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court? In your opinion, what role, if any, might President Obama's meeting yesterday with Democratic and Republican leaders play in this process? Explain.

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Town Goes Green

What natural disaster struck the town of Greensburg, Kansas three years ago? What are some of the green technologies that were incorporated into the town's rebuilding?

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According to the segment, what benefits are residents of Greensburg expecting from these green technologies?

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What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of incorporating green technologies into existing buildings? Do you think that the benefits and drawbacks are different for existing structures versus new construction? Why or why not?

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National Park Week

What are some of the features of the U.S. national parks that have been featured in the program this week? What kinds of activities do you think are popular at these parks? Which national parks would you want to visit, and why?

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The National Park System is composed of national parks, monuments, historic sites, and other federally owned areas. What do you think might be the criteria for designating an area as part of the National Park System?

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