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(CNN Student News) -- November 4, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you produce a media campaign to either support or oppose a ballot issue?

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Midterm Elections

What results have been reported so far in U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and gubernatorial races from Tuesday's midterm elections? In your opinion, how might these races affect you, your community, your state and the nation as a whole? Explain.

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Why do you think that Rep. John Boehner says that "this is not a time for celebration," despite his party winning a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives?

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What statement did President Barack Obama make regarding the election results? What challenges do you think that President Obama might have been referring to in his statement? Do you think that Democrats and Republicans will be able to find "common ground" to address these challenges? Why or why not?

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According to the report: What were some of the issues on ballots across the country? How did these measures fare? If you could write a ballot measure on any issue, what issue would you want to address, and why?

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Monopoly Turns 75

What is Monopoly? What milestone did the board game reach this week?

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Why does one Monopoly maker seen in the report say that the board game "teaches you part of life"? Do you agree or disagree with her statement? What other board games can you think of that might be educational, and why?

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What other statements about Monopoly are made in the video? What do you think are the potential benefits and drawbacks of playing a board game like Monopoly versus playing a video game?

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