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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 30, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What criteria would you use to determine whether a news report should be broadcast?

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Katrina: Then and Now

What natural disaster struck the U.S. Gulf Coast five years ago? According to the report: How did people in that region mark that occasion yesterday? What is the status of rebuilding efforts in the region?

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What statement did President Barack Obama make in the program regarding the progress in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina? What is your reaction to his statement?

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What does the "Katrina: Then and Now" segment say to you about the effects of that natural disaster and the present status of recovery?

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What, if anything, do you think could be done to protect the Gulf Coast from future hurricanes? Explain.

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Rallies in D.C.

What was the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about in his speech at the 1963 March on Washington? Do you think that Dr. King's dream has been achieved in America? Why or why not?

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What impact, if any, do you think that rallies, like those held in Washington this past weekend, might have on the American public? Do you think that these kinds of rallies have any effect on the way people vote? Why or why not?

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Can you think of any issues that would prompt you to join a rally? If so, which issues and why? If not, why not?

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U.S. Birth Rate

According to the program: What is the current trend in the U.S. birth rate? What do some experts think might be causing this trend?

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In what other ways do you think that the economic recession has made an impact on U.S. society? Explain.

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