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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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  • Gaza
  • Israel
  • Al Qaeda
  • Fort Hood
  • Gulf Coast Oil Spill

(CNN Student News) -- June 2, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that media coverage of Monday's incident involving Israeli troops and an aid flotilla might be viewed differently in Israel and Gaza?

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Flotilla Response

What statements do representatives from both Israel and the Free Gaza Movement make in the program about Monday's incident involving an aid flotilla? What is your reaction to these statements?

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What has been the international community's response to this incident? Do you think that this response is appropriate? If so, why? If not, what response do you think would be appropriate, and why?

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Dealing with the Spill

What is the latest idea from BP to try to stop oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico? According to the program, how might this plan affect the flow of oil gushing from the well? Do you think that the risk of increasing the flow of oil is worth the potential benefit of stopping most of the leak? Why or why not?

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How many named storms are forecast for this year's Atlantic hurricane season? According to the report, how might hurricanes be affected by the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico?

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What do you think could happen to the Gulf Coast if a hurricane moves through the oil slick and then on to land? How do you think that Gulf Coast residents might try to minimize the impact of that scenario? Explain.

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Defying Odds

What significant achievement has Arrupe Jesuit High School accomplished during the last four years? To what does Arrupe's Father Steve Planning attribute the school's graduation results?

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In your opinion, what are the primary reasons why some students do not graduate from high school? How do you think that these challenges might be overcome, if at all? Do you think that your school could graduate 100% of its students? Why or why not?

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What do you think is the importance of a high school diploma? How might your life be different if you do or do not graduate from high school? Explain.

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