ERIC Number: ED392406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. February 1-29, 1996.
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) broadcasts for the month of February, 1996 provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Each daily guide includes a Black History Month biographical profile. Other topics covered include: a terrorist bombing in Sri Lanka, acupuncture, and telecommunications deregulation (February 1-2); the first American U.S. fatality in Bosnia, the Portable Personal Scanner and supermarket shopping, the complex relationship between England and Ireland, the growing scarcity of independent retail enterprises with the boom of big retail "chains," the inauguration of the president of the new democratic republic in Haiti, the Ventricular Assist Device and other advances toward a portable artificial heart, and problems in Chechnya (February 5-9); the Iowa caucus, the homeless problem in Japan, tensions between the United States and China over Taiwan, the Palestinian struggle for statehood, collectible lunchboxes, the fiftieth birthday of the first computer, Phil Gramm's withdrawal from the presidential race, breeding hybrid snakes for their brilliant colors, and the comeback of the tango (February 12-16); creating a television spot for a political candidate, a London bus bombing, amendments to the Constitution that have expanded or protected the right to vote, Pat Buchanan's victory in the New Hampshire primary, cars running on alternative forms of energy, integration of South Africa's schools, and political spin doctors (February 19-23); renewed terrorism in Israel, Cuba shooting down two U.S. planes, the Dakota and Arizona primaries, and the proposed ratings system for television programming (February 26-29). (BEW)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies
1 CNN Center, P.O. Box 105780, Atlanta, GA 30348-5780. Attn: Turner Multimedia (specific data) (videos of broadcasts, $10.95 per episode); Electronic versions: Gopher: ericir.syr.edu/lesson plans/CNN Newsroom Daily Lesson Plans; URL gopher://ericir.syr.edu:70/11/Lesson/CNN.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.