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(CNN Student News) -- September 1, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were conducting interviews for a news story with the trapped Chilean miners, what questions would you want to ask them, and why?

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Pakistan Relief Aid

What type of aid do you think that Pakistan needs in the wake of recent severe flooding?

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How did you react to the images of Pakistanis evacuating and of the conditions in the aid camp? What criteria do you think that the people seen in the report used for deciding where to set up the camp? In your opinion, how might the evacuation seen in the report be similar to or different from an evacuation in America?

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What supplies do you think that a person might need to get through an evacuation? What resources could you use to find recommendations for evacuation supplies?

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Ares Rocket Test

According to the report: Why has the program that includes NASA's Ares rocket been canceled? Why is the Ares rocket still being developed?

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What do you think are some of the arguments both for and against having a space program that reaches other objects in our solar system? Do you support such a program? Why or why not?

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Fix Our Schools

What do the students in the Fix Our Schools segment say about teachers? With which of their statements do you agree or disagree, and why?

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What do the students in the program say about communicating with their teachers through Facebook? In your opinion, what might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of connecting with a teacher through social networking sites?

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What factors, both positive and negative, influence your learning? Explain.

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