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(CNN Student News) -- May 6, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What criteria would you use in selecting video for a news story?

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Greece Protests

Why is the Greek government considering spending cuts? How have some Greeks reacted to these proposed budget cuts?

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How do you think that Greek lawmakers might respond to the protesters, if at all? Do you think that these protests will be effective? Why or why not?

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In your opinion, how might cuts in government spending affect a nation's citizens? Explain.

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Oil Leak Update

What is known about BP's efforts to stop oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico? Do you think that the pollution containment chamber will work? Why or why not?

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According to the report: What is the purpose of a boom? What do you think might be the ecological impact to the Chandeleur Islands wildlife refuge if the booms are not able to hold back the oil? What types of wildlife do you think would be most harmed by the oil, and why?

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Wounded Warriors

What is the Wounded Warriors program? What do the people in the segment say about the Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride?

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What challenges do you think that wounded veterans might face? What other ways can you think of that might help veterans meet these challenges?

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