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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 27, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What advertisements for food products have you seen recently? How did the ad's producers use images to influence consumers to buy those foods?

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Middle East Tension

According to the program, what do Israelis and Palestinians each say about the building of Israeli settlements in the West Bank?

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How might these settlements affect Middle East peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians? In your opinion, should the international community play a role in the settlement issue? Explain.

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How do you think that the issue of the West Bank settlements should be resolved?

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Rescue Capsule

What equipment arrived at the site of a collapsed mine in Chile? What must be completed before the equipment can be used to rescue 33 miners that are trapped underground?

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What record have these trapped miners set? What do you think that scientists might learn from these miners' experience?

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Smart Guard

What is the purpose of the "intelligent mouth guard" seen in the program? According to the program, how might this technology change the way that concussions are handled?

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Can you think of other ways that technology has been used in sports to prevent or treat injuries? What skills and and education do you think might help someone who wants to develop similar technology for athletes?

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Student Choices

What does the nutritionist in the report say about encouraging young people to eat healthy? What do the students in the report say about eating healthy foods?

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What criteria do you use in making decisions about the food you eat? What role does your health play in those decisions? What do you think can be done to encourage you and your peers to make healthy decisions regarding food?

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