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(CNN Student News) -- November 22, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What news stories have you seen about people performing a service for their community? What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of this type of news coverage for the people featured in these reports? Explain.

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NATO Summit

What is NATO? What was the focus of a recent NATO meeting in Lisbon, Portugal?

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According to the report: What goals has NATO set for transferring Afghan security to Afghan forces? What statement did Afghan President Hamid Karzai make regarding this goal? What concerns did representatives of the international community raise in the report about the situation in Afghanistan?

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What criteria do you think that officials might use in order to determine whether or not Afghan forces are ready to assume control over the nation's security? How do you think that NATO and other members of the international community might react if Afghanistan is not ready to assume control of its own security by 2014?

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TSA Screenings

What types of enhanced airport security checks were mentioned in today's program? What concerns have some people raised with regard to these new screening methods? How have President Barack Obama and the head of the Transportation Security Administration responded to these concerns?

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How would you react if you were going through airport security and were told that you had to go through additional screening? Explain your rationale.

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CNN Heroes Celebration

What is the purpose of the CNN Heroes program? What causes were championed by the CNN Heroes seen in the segment?

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What is your definition of a hero? What do you think motivates the featured CNN Heroes to help their communities? What challenges do you think that these people might face in trying to improve their communities?

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What needs do you think could be met through volunteer efforts in your community? What do you think that a volunteer effort might require in order to address these needs? Explain.

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