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(CNN Student News) -- December 1, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What does the phrase "photo op" mean? What are some situations in which you may have seen photo ops? Who do you think might choose to be the subjects of these arranged photos, and why?

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Post-elections Meeting

Why did President Obama and leaders of Congress meet yesterday? How will the upcoming Congress be different from the current Congress?

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What statements did some of these leaders make after yesterday's meeting? Do you think that it is important for Congress and the president to agree on how to lead the country? Explain.

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Food Safety

What recent events prompted the passage of a food safety bill in the U.S. Senate? What government agency could have more control over the nation's food supply as a result of this legislation? Why are some people critical of this bill?

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World AIDS Day

What event is observed on December 1st? What is the goal of this observance? What ideas do you have for raising awareness about AIDS and the prevention of this disease?

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Economic Indicators

According to the program, what are some of the recent ups and downs in the U.S. economy? What do you think are some possible reasons for these differing results?

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How would you describe the current state of the U.S. economy? On what information are you basing your opinion?

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Land Opportunities

According to the program, what major problem does the city of Lagos, Nigeria have? What is the Eko Atlantic project? How does it hope to change the amount of available land in Lagos?

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How would you explain what reclamation is? In your opinion, what other regions of the world might benefit from reclamation? How might this approach to land development benefit these regions? What downsides might exist?

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