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(CNN Student News) -- February 23, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that news reports from broadcast networks inside a nation in turmoil might be different from reports on the situation from broadcasts in other countries? Explain.

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Earthquake in New Zealand

Based on today's program, describe the scene in Christchurch, New Zealand after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the city. How are the people in the video seen reacting to the earthquake? Where do you think that people might find safety in that situation?

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According to the report: What has been the impact of this earthquake on Christchurch? What do you think might be the short-term and long-term needs of the city's residents in the aftermath of this quake?

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Yacht Hijacking

Where was the yacht "Quest" hijacked by pirates? What was the outcome of this attack? What do you think should happen to the pirates that were captured?

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According to the program: What is the typical goal of a pirate attack? What strategies do pirate groups use to attack ships off the coast of Somalia? What do you think can be done to lessen the risk of pirate attacks in this region?

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Libya Unrest

What is the current status of political unrest in Libya? How has Libya's government reportedly responded to protests?

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How does CNN's Ben Wedeman describe the situation in eastern Libya? Why do you think that opposition forces have been able to gain control of that area? What do people in that region say about their plans and what they hope will happen in Libya? In your opinion, what are some likely scenarios for Libya's near future?

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Creative for a Cause

What does biologist Sarah Murray say in the report about the importance of loggerhead sea turtles? According to the segment, why are these turtles endangered?

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How did the students respond to seeing the loggerhead turtle at the aquarium? How do the students plan to raise money to help loggerhead turtles in the wild? What information do you think that they included in their letters to Congress?

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If you were to write a letter to your U.S. House representative, what issue would you want him or her to address? How might you persuade your representative to write a bill based on your issue?

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