ERIC Number: ED390380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. January 1-31, 1996.
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of January, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics covered by the guides include: teen obesity, the Yangtze River Dam and its hydroelectric power potential, NATO's possible involvement in rebuilding Bosnia, marketing a business on the World Wide Web, the high-tech staging of "Miss Saigon," and the opening of the first kosher McDonald's (January 2-5); media literacy, gun control in Canada, California's deaf-education program, the federal budget impasse, teenage parenting and abstinence, telecommuting, the death of Francois Mitterand, the blizzard of 1996, the Chechen hostage crisis, the orbit problems of a Chinese satellite, and author Salman Rushdie (January 8-12); possible female candidates in the Palestinian elections, religion in America, the 5-year anniversary of the Gulf War, the death of Barbara Jordan, and aphids and the citrus crop (January 16-19), the new Palestinian government, thermograms and other new identification and security measures, Hillary Clinton's subpoena to appear before a grand jury in the Whitewater investigations, Japan's relationship with other Asian countries, the State of the Union address, Harley-Davidson lookalike motorcycles, the fat substitute Olestra, and the "wingsail" aircraft (January 22-26); the 10-year anniversary of the Challenger disaster, NATO casualties in Bosnia, cessation of French nuclear testing in the Pacific Rim, and the history of the U.S. presidency (January 29-31). (BEW)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies
Electronic version: gopher: ericir.syr.edu/lesson plans/CNN Newsroom Daily Lesson Plans; URL gopher://ericir.syr.edu:70/11/Lesson/CNN. Videos of the broadcasts; 1 CNN Center, P.O. Box 105780, Atlanta, GA 30348-5790. Attn: Turner Multimedia (specify date) ($10.95 per episode).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.