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(CNN Student News) -- December 6, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why do you think that a news organization might want to use social communication technologies (e.g., texting, Twitter, Facebook) to deliver news content? What do you think might be the pros and cons of delivering news content through these platforms?

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Afghanistan Visit

What was the purpose of President Barack Obama's recent trip to Afghanistan? Why do you think that this trip was planned in secret?

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According to the segment: What does President Obama say is the goal for U.S. troops in Afghanistan? What challenges remain regarding U.S. policy in Afghanistan? In your opinion, how should the U.S., Afghanistan and the international community address these challenges?

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What impact, if any, do you think that President Obama's visit might have on the situation in Afghanistan and on the American soldiers serving there? Explain.

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Trade with South Korea

What is a tariff? What plan did President Obama announce regarding tariffs between the United States and South Korea?

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What have supporters and critics said might be the impact of this proposal? What is your opinion of the proposal? Explain your rationale.

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Social Experiment

What social experiment is one Washington school district implementing this week, and why? What, if anything, do you think that participants in the experiment might learn?

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What do the people seen in the program say about using technology for social interaction? What is your reaction to their statements?

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How much time do you spend using Twitter, Facebook and your cell phone each day? If you couldn't use any of these forms of communication for one week, what other kinds of activities do you think that you would do?

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In your opinion, what might be the benefits and drawbacks of using electronic methods of communication versus communicating face-to-face? What impact, if any, do you think that the social activities mentioned in the report have had on your academic and personal life?

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