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(CNN Student News) -- May 25, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How could you use medical information about concussions to create a media campaign aimed at changing your school's sports program?

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Korean Tensions

What incident is the source of recent tension between North and South Korea? How have both nations responded to this incident?

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What actions is the United States taking in response to the conflict on the Korean Peninsula?

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In your opinion, what role might the international community play in resolving this situation? Explain.

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Frustration Over Oil Spill

What did U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and BP COO Doug Suttles say in the program about efforts to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico? What is your reaction to these statements?

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Do you approve or disapprove of the way that BP and the federal government have each handled the oil spill? Explain.

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Who do you think should be in charge of the efforts to stop the oil leak and clean up the spill? Explain your rationale.

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Concussion Concerns

What are some of the effects of a concussion? What is the focus of a congressional hearing on concussions?

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What policies do you think that athletic organizations like the NFL could put in place for players who suffer a concussion? What impact do you think that these policies might have on these sports? Explain.

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In what ways do you think that professional sports organizations could "take the lead" on safety issues?

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Do you think that actions taken by professional athletic organizations regarding concussions would be followed by high school sports programs? Why or why not?

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Healing Hoops

As seen in the report, what are some skills that Drake University basketball coach Amy Stephens teaches to a group of girls in Haiti? What statements do the people in the report make about the impact of basketball on these girls?

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What do you think might be some of the "adult-sized problems" that the girls seen in the report face? How do you think that playing basketball might help them cope with these issues?

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What other ways can you think of that might help Haitian children cope with the effects of January's earthquake? Explain.

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