If you were to examine a student who is supposed to talk about a topic for a few minutes, e.g. "Australia", and wanted to give him a list of items that he or she could mention (Climate, Population, Commonwealth, etc.), would you label that list a list of cues or clues? Or are both correct? Neither word is suitable.
Do you know any better words to use for that? I would say 'things'. (or less likely 'subtopics')