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(CNN Student News) -- September 30, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In the segment on banning toys in some fast food meals, what statements do you think are made with the intent to persuade viewers on the issue? Which of these statements, if any, did you find persuasive, and why?

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Europe Terror Plot

What is known about a potential terrorist plot in Europe that officials claim to have thwarted?

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What do you think could be the impact of a failed terrorist plot on people who live or work near a potential target?

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School Lunches

According to the report: What proposed bill has first lady Michelle Obama supported with regard to childhood obesity? How have some critics responded to this bill? What is your opinion of the plan?

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How would you describe the meals at your school? What healthy choices are available through your school lunch program? Do you think that the students at your school tend to select healthy foods for lunch? Why or why not?

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Fast Food Toy Ban?

What have some San Francisco lawmakers proposed with regard to toys found in some fast food meals? How have critics responded to this proposal? With which side do you agree, and why?

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What do you think that Juanita Alvarodo means when she says that, "There comes a price" with an unhealthy meal? Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

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Do you think that fast food companies successfully use toys "to promote and educate on nutrition," as stated by the fast food executive in the report? Why or why not?

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Do you think that restaurants have a responsibility to provide customers with healthy food choices? Why or why not?

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Township Baseball

How is Philippe Township described in the program? What do the players and coaches featured in the report say about the impact of baseball on the township's residents?

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What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of using sports to address the challenges that face young people? Can you think of other ways to engage young people who are facing pressures similar to the ones mentioned in the report? If so, what are they?

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