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(CNN Student News) -- September 29, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What challenges do you think that correspondents might face when reporting from areas that don't have access to modern technology?

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Grand Reopening

What is the Grand Ole Opry? How was it affected by flooding last May? What event occurred at the Grand Ole Opry last night?

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How would you describe country music? What do you know about the history of country music in America?

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What other kinds of music can you think of that are associated with America? In your opinion, how has music helped define different American time periods and regions?

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Tracking Progress

According to the segment: Why have railroads not played a major role in Afghanistan's recent history? What may be the benefits of a new railroad for Afghanistan? What do you think may be some of the concerns about using railroads in a war-torn country like Afghanistan?

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What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of moving people and cargo in Afghanistan by rail, versus other modes of transportation? Explain your rationale.

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Student Choices

What do the students in the report say about their food choices at home? Do you think that their answers reflect the diets of typical American teenagers? Why or why not?

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What kinds of foods do you eat at home, and why? Do you think that healthy food options are available in your community? If so, does your family take advantage of these foods?

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What do you think might be the short-term and long-term consequences of an unhealthy diet? How might one educate himself or herself about healthier food choices?

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What, if anything, do you think can be done to encourage students to eat healthier?

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