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(CNN Student News) -- May 23, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you design a website to try to get young people involved in an activity that is typically associated with older generations?

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Leadership Differences

How is the relationship between Israel and the United States described in the program? What actions do you think that these two nations take to maintain this relationship?

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What statement did President Barack Obama make recently with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? How did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu respond to this statement?

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In your opinion, what might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of the alliance between Israel and the United States for each nation? Why do you think that they have been able to maintain this alliance for more than six decades?

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Trip to Europe

What is the purpose of President Obama's trip to Europe this week? Which countries is the president traveling to?

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In your opinion, what issues, if any, might world leaders be able to address in person that they can't address using other forms of communication?

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What issues do you think that the president should make a priority as he meets with world leaders in Europe? How do you think that meeting with these leaders might benefit both the United States and these leaders' nations? What reasons can you think of why someone might criticize this trip? Explain.

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Zombie Survival Kit

Why did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) post a zombie survival plan on its website?

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Why do you think that the CDC's site received heavy traffic because of this post? Do you think that this site was successful at raising awareness about preparing for natural disasters? Why or why not?

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What preparations do you think might be similar for all natural disasters? In your opinion, why might some natural disasters require specific preparations? Explain.

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