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(CNN Student News) -- August 17, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What is the difference between fact and opinion? How can a viewer determine whether statements included in a TV news story are facts or opinions?

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Islamic Center Debate

Why has the proposed location of an Islamic center in New York City generated controversy?

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According to the report, what statements have some people made regarding the Islamic center's location? What is your reaction to each of these statements?

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Do you think that an Islamic center should be built near Ground Zero? Why or why not?

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Second Largest Economy?

What nation passed Japan over the last three months as the second largest economy in the world?

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According to the segment: Why has Japan's economy slipped behind China's? What do economists think could happen to China's economy in the future?

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What do you think might be the potential implications if China's economy ever becomes the world's largest? Explain your rationale.

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Football Heat

According to the program, how was CNN's Reynolds Wolf affected by a workout in 105 degree heat? How do you think that Wolf's experience might compare to that of athletes who practice in the heat?

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According to the report, what are some of the dangers athletes may face with regard to heat exposure? What methods are mentioned in the report to try to prevent these effects?

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What do you think can be done to raise awareness among athletes and coaches about the dangers of excessive exposure to heat and the ways to treat its effects?

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