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(CNN Student News) -- March 2, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What methods do you think that advertising campaigns might use to try to influence you to buy a product?

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U.S. Options for Libya

What are some of the latest developments of the situation in Libya? According to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, what are two possible outcomes for this situation? In your opinion, which outcome might be more likely to happen, and why?

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According to the segment, what action has the United States taken in response to unrest in Libya? How do you think that these actions might affect the situation there, if at all?

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What have some lawmakers proposed with regard to aid for opposition groups? How has the U.S. State Department responded to these proposals? How do you think that other members of the international community and the American people might each react if the United States becomes more involved in the conflict in Libya?

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Where Gas Money Goes

What is the current trend in U.S. gas prices? According to the report, what are some of the factors that contribute to gas prices? How do you think that newsworthy events might affect some of these factors, if at all? What impact, if any, might gas prices have on the price of other products?

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Do you think that Americans might change their driving habits in the wake of higher gas prices? If so, how? If not, why not?

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How have gas prices affected you and your family, if at all?

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Strides by Women

What is the theme of this year's Women's History Month? What did President Barack Obama say about this annual event?

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What did a new White House report reveal about the number of women in the American workforce? How do salaries for American women and men compare? What do you think could be done to close the wage gap between American men and women?

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If you were organizing your school's observance of Women's History Month, what kinds of events would you plan throughout the month?

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Runner's Comeback Charity

Who is Toby Tanser? What organization did Tanser found? What incident influenced him to start this charity?

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According to the segment: How does "Shoe4Africa" get its donated shoes? Who receives these shoes? What impact has this program had on the people who receive shoes?

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Can you think of other items that could be donated to help people in need? Where do you think that you might find more information about donating used and new items to specific charities? What steps do you think might need to be taken in order to start a donation drive at your school?

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