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(CNN Student News) -- June 1, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, why would each side of an international dispute use the media to make its point of view public? How might you analyze this information to determine what took place?

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Oil Spill, Now What?

What short-term and long-term solutions is BP working on to try to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico? What does a BP official say about the plan to cap the well's lower marine riser package?

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What images do you see in the report? In your opinion, how might these images reflect the potential impact of the oil spill on the region?

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How do you think that Gulf Coast residents might react to the statements made in the segment by BP officials? What is your reaction to these statements?

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Gaza Flotilla

What details are known about an incident involving Israeli forces and a flotilla that was bringing aid to Gaza? What does each side claim happened during this incident?

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How has the international community reacted to this incident? How do you think that each side will respond to the international community, and why?

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Virtual Zoo

Where is the U.S. National Zoo located? What Internet-based technology has the National Zoo used to allow people to watch the zoo's animals? What do the people seen in the segment say about this technology?

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Why do you think that some people have an interest in animal webcams? Which animal webcams do you think might be the most popular, and why? In your opinion, what role, if any, might these webcams play in the preservation of endangered species? Explain.

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