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(CNN Student News) -- May 24, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, how might businesses and cities along the U.S. Gulf Coast provide information to the public about the status of the oil spill in their region?

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Gulf Oil Spill

What do authorities in Panama City, Florida say in the program about the impact of the oil spill on the city's beaches?

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In your opinion, what challenges does the Gulf Coast region face in bringing tourists and businesses to the area? In your opinion, how could the region address these challenges?

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What is the latest idea that officials are considering to try to stop the oil leaking in the Gulf of Mexico? What criteria do you think might be used to determine whether this method is a success? Explain.

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What solutions to address the oil spill are presented by the iReporters seen in the program? What does scientist Bill Nye say about each of these solutions? What is your opinion of these solutions?

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What challenges do you think that officials are facing in trying to stop the oil leak and clean up the spill? Can you think of other methods that might be used to try to either stop the leak or clean up the spill? Explain.

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Secretary Clinton in China

According to the report, what is the purpose of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's current trip to China?

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Why do you think that Secretary Clinton says that both the U.S. and China will win if American companies can compete more freely in China? What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks, if any, for both the United States and China of an increased presence of American businesses in China?

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Teen Climbs Everest

What feat is Jordan Romero the youngest person in the world to accomplish? What did Romero say about his accomplishment in the report?

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What qualities do you think that Romero possesses that helped him climb Mount Everest? Which of these qualities do you possess, and how have they helped you in life?

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