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  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
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(CNN Student News) -- August 19, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, how might a blackout affect people's ability to access media? What impact do you think that this might have on you and your community? What sources might you use to obtain information during a blackout?

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Pakistan Aid

According to the program: How much aid has the United Nations asked for to help the victims of Pakistan's severe flooding? Approximately how much money has been raised so far?

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In your opinion, who should be responsible for providing aid to these flood victims? Why do you think that the U.N. is having difficulty raising funds for Pakistan's flood victims?

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Strike in South Africa

According to the report: Why have workers in South Africa held a nationwide strike? How has the nation's government responded to the workers' demands?

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Why do you think that government officials say the strike may hurt the people who are protesting?

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Do you think that this strike will be effective? Why or why not? What other ways can you think of for people to affect change in their working conditions?

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Hearing Loss Study

What are the findings of a recent study on hearing loss in teenagers?

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Why do you think that this study's authors didn't link their findings to a particular cause? What future research do you think might be conducted to find a cause for the increased hearing loss found in this study?

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What reasons can you think of that may cause hearing loss among youth? What ways can you think of to reduce your exposure to these factors?

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Blackout Danger

According to the report: What are some reasons why power may go out during hot weather? What efforts has the federal government taken to address this issue?

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What do some of the experts in the segment say should be done to improve the current power grid? What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of this idea, and why?

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How might power outages affect you, if at all?

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