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(CNN Student News) -- September 13, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What elements would you include in a televised public service announcement promoting the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero?

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9/11 Memorials

What, if anything, do you remember about the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001? What images from the events of 9/11 most stand out in your mind?

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According to the program, what ceremonies marked the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? What is your reaction to the observances seen in the report? How did you mark the 9/11 anniversary, if at all?

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According to the segment: What are some of the features of a 9/11 memorial that is under construction at Ground Zero? What do some of these features symbolize? What is your reaction to these features?

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What criteria do you think was used in selecting Michael Arad's design for the 9/11 memorial?

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Islamic Center Debate

According to the report, what are the arguments for and against a proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? What is your opinion of having a mosque near Ground Zero?

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Who do you think should have the final say about where this Islamic center should be built? Do you think that this center will eventually be built near Ground Zero, or do you think that it will be relocated elsewhere? Explain.

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Pay to Ride?

According to the segment: What are some proposals that school officials in Framingham, Massachusetts are weighing with regard to bus routes? What are the potential implications of these proposals?

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How have parents responded to these proposals, as seen in the report? What does the district's superintendent say about budget cuts? What is your reaction to the statements made in the segment?

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, might the "pay to ride" proposal have on the school district and its students?

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