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(CNN Student News) -- February 22, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that news coverage of recent events in Libya might be different if CNN is given access to that country?

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Libya Unrest

According the report: What are some recent incidents of political unrest in Libya? How has Libya's government reacted to these protests? Why do you think that Libya reacted this way? How do you think that the international community should respond to the situation in Libya, if at all? Explain.

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What kind of controls do you think that the Libyan government may have placed on the nation's communications? From what sources did CNN obtain the information used in the segment? In your opinion, what might be the potential benefits and risks for these sources of providing information about Libya to news organizations?

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Wisconsin's Budget/Budget Battle

What is a union? What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of belonging to a union?

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According to the program: What has Wisconsin's governor proposed with regard to the state's potential financial crisis? Why have some people protested these proposals? What is your opinion on this issue? Explain.

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What comparison is made in the report between the situation in Wisconsin and the federal budget? How have some high-profile Democrats and Republicans responded to the situation in Wisconsin? Do you think that national political leaders should get involved in state political issues? Why or why not?

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Decision to Default

What reason did Joel Northrup give for not wrestling Cassy Herkelman? Do you agree or disagree with Northrup's decision? Explain.

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In your opinion, should males and females be allowed to compete against each other in contact sports like wrestling and football? Why or why not?

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What accommodations, if any, do you think might be necessary if men and women compete against each other in contact sports? Explain your rationale.

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