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(CNN Student News) -- November 9, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What issues involving driver safety have you seen in public service announcements or media campaigns? What kinds of audio and visual elements do you think that media campaigns on driver safety issues should include when addressing young drivers?

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Support for India

What did U.S. President Barack Obama propose regarding India's role in the United Nations? According to the report: Why did President Obama make this proposal? How did some other countries respond to the president's proposal, and why?

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According to the video, is India likely to get a permanent U.N. Security Council seat anytime soon? Why do you think this is the case?

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In your opinion, what criteria should be used to determine which countries get permanent Security Council seats? Can you think of other countries that meet your criteria? Explain.

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Unhealthy Living Conditions

What is cholera? What conditions are contributing to a cholera outbreak in Haiti?

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How is Haiti's garbage situation described in the segment? What does the resident seen in the report say about the garbage issue?

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What factors do you think might be contributing to Haiti's waste disposal issue? What, if anything, do you think could be done about Haiti's garbage issue? What do you think might happen if this issue not addressed? Explain.

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Helping Veterans Cope

What is post-traumatic stress disorder? How is Vietnam War veteran Mandy Rodriguez helping other war veterans cope with PTSD?

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How does Rodriguez describe his experiences in Vietnam? How did these experiences affect him? What does he say is the value in using dolphins for PTSD therapy?

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What other ways can you think of in which animals might be used for therapy? What do you think might be some benefits and drawbacks of animal therapy?

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