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(CNN Student News) -- September 14, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you design a media campaign to encourage your generation to eat more fruits and vegetables?

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Congress Returns

According to the program: Why do some analysts think that Congress will not pass a lot of legislation during this session? What issue is Congress most likely to address, and why?

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According to the report: What are some of the agreements and disagreements surrounding tax cuts enacted by former President George W. Bush? What does each side say about its position on tax cuts for people making over $250,000 per year? Which side do you agree with, and why?

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What issue would you want Congress to make a priority this session, and why?

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Got Fruits & Veggies?

What do you know about the nutritional benefits of eating fruits and vegetables? How many servings of fruits and vegetables does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that each adult consume per day? What percent of adult Americans are reaching that target, according to the CDC?

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What reasons are given in the report for the low percentage of adults eating fruits and vegetables? Do you agree with this assessment? In your opinion, how should this issue be addressed, if at all?

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Do you think that you and your peers eat more or less fruits and vegetables per day than the typical American adult? Explain.

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Illusion of Safety

What is the purpose of the 3D illusion seen in the report? Why are some people opposed to the illusion? What is your opinion of the idea?

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What other ways can you think of to promote safe driving in school zones?

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Job Seekers Look Overseas

According to the segment: Why have job applications increased in mainland China? What kinds of jobs are in demand in China, and why?

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What does the American worker seen in the segment say about working in China and about the possibility of returning to America?

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What kinds of jobs in China do you think might be most suitable for workers from other countries, and why? What qualities do you think someone might need in order to work in another country?

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