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(CNN Student News) -- November 18, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What precautions do you think that a news crew might take before entering a potentially dangerous environment? How do you think that protesters may react to the presence of a news crew? Explain.

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Security Hearing

What statement does the lawmaker seen in the report make about airport security screenings? How does the head of the Transportation Security Administration respond to this statement? What is your reaction to these statements?

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Do you think that an airport security screening method could be developed that is effective at detecting potential threats, but that does not invade a person's privacy? Why or why not?

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Protests in Haiti

How would you describe the scenes in Cap Haiten, Haiti, as seen in the video? According to the segment, why are people protesting there?

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According to the program, how have United Nations peacekeepers reacted to the protests? Why do you think that U.N. peacekeepers have reacted this way?

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When are Haiti's upcoming presidential elections? What issues do you think that the incoming government might need to address first, and why?

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The Urban Brain

What is an urban area? According to the U.N., what percent of the world's population lives in urban areas?

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According to the segment, how might living in a city affect a person's mental health? What advice does Dr. Sanjay Gupta give in the report about how to counteract these effects?

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How would you describe the environment where you live? What do you think might be the potential health advantages and disadvantages of living in your area? How do you think that you might be able to lessen the effects of these potential disadvantages?

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