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February 3, 2014
Science and politics headline this February 3 edition of CNN Student News: A volcano erupts in Indonesia, and an election hits snags in Thailand. We also begin Black History Month by looking at some memorable quotes from African-American leaders. And we report on an armless football player who'll stop at nothing to succeed.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
If you were producing a program on Black History Month, what people and events would you include, and why?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. Ring of Fire
2. Bangkok, Thailand
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. Where is Mount Sinabung located? What happened there on Saturday?
2. Why are the Thai voters outside the polling station angry? What did they eventually do? How did authorities respond? Why were some voters boycotting the election? How has Thailand's prime minister responded to their charges?
3. Who is Isaac Lufkin? What sport and position does he play? How would you describe his personality? According to Isaac's coach, what does he do for his team?
1. Based on what you saw in the video, how would you describe the political situation in Bangkok, Thailand? What do you think the voter in the video means when she says, "One man, one vote"? How do you think that a member of the opposition might respond? Have you heard this phrase used anywhere else? Explain.
2. Do you find any of the historic quotes from famous African-Americans especially relevant today? Explain. Who do you think are some of the most inspirational figures in Black History? What have you learned from each of their stories?
3. When asked about what his impact on his teammates, Isaac says, "Now they can't be lazy." What do you think he means? Do you find that you are inspired to do more when you see others who don't let adversity get in their way? Explain.
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