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(CNN Student News) -- May 19, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What roles have you seen former political leaders play in promoting causes or events? Which of their messages do you think have been most effective?

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More Sanctions Ahead?

Why is the U.N. Security Council considering sanctions against Iran? Why is the international community concerned with Iran's plan to enrich uranium?

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What does Iran have to say about its nuclear program? Why do you think that the international community has doubts about Iran's intentions?

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If you were a delegate on the Security Council, what action, if any, would you vote to take on Iran? Explain?

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Disaster in the Gulf/Loop Current Concerns

Why has one-fifth of the Gulf of Mexico been closed to fishing?

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What action is the federal government planning to take to stop oil leaking into the Gulf? Can you think of any other approaches that could be tried? Explain.

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According to the report: What is the loop current? How might it affect the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? What does the computer model forecast from the University of South Florida demonstrate about the possible path of the oil spill? What is the sole factor in the computer model forecast? What doesn't the computer model take into account?

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Do you think that any other forces might be acting on the oil spill? Explain.

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World Cup Soccer

Who is the honorary chair of the U.S. hosting bid for the World Cup? Why do you think that he was selected for this position?

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According to former U.S. President Clinton, what can be learned from the latest failed bid to host the Olympics that could be applied to the bid to host the World Cup? What assets do you think the U.S. might highlight in its bid to host the World Cup? What challenges do you think that the U.S. could potentially face in competing for the host spot ?

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According to the report: What kind of economic impact could hosting the World Cup have? Do you think that the U.S. will win the hosting bid for the 2018 World Cup? Why or why not? How would you describe the level of interest in soccer in the U.S.? Why do you think that soccer is not as popular as some other sports in the U.S.? Do you think that bringing the World Cup to the United States could change Americans' attitudes toward soccer? Explain.

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