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(CNN Student News) -- December 9, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How can you identify what organization or political party a person featured in a news report may belong to? Why do you think that this information is provided to viewers?

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DREAM Act

What is the DREAM Act? What have supporters and critics said about this bill? What is your opinion of this bill?

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What do you think might be the risks and benefits for people to live in the United States illegally? In your opinion, what impact, if any, do illegal immigrants have on the United States? Do you think that the DREAM Act will affect this impact? Why or why not?

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Korean Tensions

What do you know about the growing tension between North and South Korea?

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What statement did Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen make in the program regarding China's role in tensions between North and South Korea? How do you think that China might respond to Adm. Mullen's statement?

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Language Studies

What were the results of a recent Modern Language Association survey regarding enrollment in foreign language courses at U.S. colleges? Why do you think that enrollment in the foreign language classes mentioned in the report has increased?

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What careers can you think of that might require knowing a language other than English? Are you interested in any of these careers? Why or why not?

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Commercial Rocket

According to the segment: What is the significance of a recent Falcon 9 rocket launch? What does SpaceX CEO Elon Musk say about the future of his company and manned commercial space flights?

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In your opinion, what might be the pros and cons of NASA using the Falcon 9 rocket to send astronauts to the international space station? Explain your rationale.

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What do you think are the possible risks involved in commercial space flight? What criteria do you think could be used to determine if a commercial space flight program is ready to send humans into space?

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Would you want to take a flight on the rocket featured in the report? Why or why not?

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