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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) -- September 23, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, how might local coverage of a news story be different from international coverage?

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U.N. General Assembly

What is the U.N. General Assembly? In your opinion, is this assembly valuable in addressing global issues if it cannot legislate? State your rationale.

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Health Care Provisions

According to the program, what are some parts of the recent health care reform bill that are now in effect? How might some of these provisions affect young people?

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According to the video, why are some people opposed to this plan?

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Do you think that the federal government should require people to have health insurance? Why or why not?

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Cuba Layoffs

According to the segment: Why is Cuba laying off around 500,000 government workers? What is expected to happen to these workers?

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What do the people seen in the report have to say about working in the private sector? What do you think might be some similarities and differences between public and private sector jobs?

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What do you know about Cuba's economy and government? How would you explain why Cuba's move to cut government jobs is significant given the kind of economic system the country has? How might this action impact Cuba's economy in the long run?

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Chilean Mine

According to the program: How are the 33 men trapped in the mine in Chile starting to "rescue themselves"? What is the daily routine for these trapped miners? Why do you think that the men have been given these tasks?

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What kinds of activities do the miners engage in when their shifts end? In your opinion, how might these kinds of activities also help the miners as they wait to be rescued?

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