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(CNN Student News) -- March 28, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you describe the role of women in the media today? Where might you find more information about the history of women in media organizations?

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Libya Civil War

What organization is set to take over command of the coalition military operation in Libya? In your opinion, what might be the potential pros and cons for the U.S. of handing over control of this operation?

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What are the goals of both the military coalition and of rebel forces in Libya? In your opinion, should the coalition help rebel forces achieve their goals? Why or why not?

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What do you think that President Barack Obama will say about the U.S. role in Libya in his speech tonight? What questions would you want to ask President Obama about this situation? Explain.

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Stand with Japan

According to the segment: What is the origin of the National Cherry Blossom Festival? What does this festival symbolize?

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What do the people say in the program about the importance of this year's Cherry Blossom Festival?

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Can you think of other ways that countries express their relationships with each other? What potential benefits do you think that nations might receive by maintaining relationships with each other?

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Remembering Ferraro

Who was Geraldine Ferraro?

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According to the report, why was Ferraro selected as a vice presidential candidate? What statement did Ferraro make in the report about her selection? What do you think that she may have meant when she said "where the country has come, and about where we want to lead it"?

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How do you think that some Americans might have reacted to Ferraro's candidacy? In your opinion, would a female vice presidential candidate today receive a similar reaction? Explain your rationale.

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Nuclear Plant Tour

Why did the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant open up for tours recently? How do you think that journalists and the public might verify information that they received on this tour?

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According to the report: What are some design features of the Browns Ferry plant? How is it compared to a damaged Japanese nuclear facility?

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According to the segment, what safety criteria was used in the design of the nuclear plant seen in the report? In your opinion, what safety criteria should be used in building a nuclear power facility?

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