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(CNN Student News) -- March 9, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that companies might use different forms of media to promote their brands?

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Libya Civil War

What is the latest update on the situation in Libya? How are some world leaders characterizing the situation? What criteria do you think that they might use to define this situation?

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What does it mean to have a no-fly zone? In your opinion, how might a no-fly zone over Libya change the situation on the ground, if at all?

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Women of Courage

What award did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama bestow upon a group of women yesterday? What did this event commemorate?

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What statements did Secretary Clinton and Mrs. Obama make at this event?

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What are some significant achievements by women that stick out in your mind?

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Branding Yourself

What is a brand? What are some well-known brands that you recognize? Why do you think that some of these brands are readily recognizable?

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According to the segment: How might a person promote herself or himself as a brand? Why might a person want to do so?

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What might be some features of your personal brand? What do you think might be the pros of cons of promoting your brand among your peers and within your community?

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School's Punishment

What is corporal punishment? According to the report: Why is St. Augustine High School in New Orleans no longer using corporal punishment? What statements are made in the report both for and against this practice? What is your reaction to these statements?

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How do you think that you and your peers might react if corporal punishment were enacted at your school? In your opinion, what impact, if any, might this practice have on discipline issues at your school?

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What role do you think that traditions play in schools? In your opinion, what might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of following school traditions?

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