The third segment of today’s episode of CNN Student News discusses the amount of salt in many restaurant meals. The segment contains a short interview with a doctor from American Heart Association.
The second segment of the episode features a report on states that are banning texting while driving.
Both of these segments could be the impetus for a classroom conversation about the role of government in the lives of citizens. Over the course of the last five years my ninth and eleventh grade students have always enjoyed public policy discussions when the policy is about something, like texting and fast foods, that is dear to their hearts.