ERIC Number: ED404983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. January 1-31, 1997.
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 include: U.S. House of Representatives prepares for ethics battle, diplomatic immunity, IRA (Irish Republican Army) attack in Belfast, Ireland, Newt Gingrich re-elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Boris Yeltsin hospitalized, and two pipe bombs explode in Tel Aviv, Israel (January 6-10); five years after the "Earth Summit," the goals of that meeting have yet to be met, letter bombs are mailed to London and United Nations offices of Al-Hayat, an Arab-language newspaper, Israel and the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reach an agreement on the future of Hebron, a study of latex gloves raises concern in the medical community, and two explosions damage a family planning clinic in Atlanta, Georgia (January 13-17); Bill Clinton sworn in as U.S. President in inaugural ceremonies, U.S. House sanctions Newt Gingrich, Roe v. Wade anniversary rekindles the debate over abortion, space shuttle Atlantis returns to earth, and Madeleine Albright sworn in as Secretary of State (January 20-24); riots in Albania, new leads in Olympic Park bombing, presidential and parliamentary elections held in Chechnya, U.S. President Clinton proposes education aid, Federal Bureau of Investigation cracks down on software piracy, U.S. State Department issues its annual report on the status of worldwide human rights, and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approves balanced budget constitutional amendment (January 27-31). (SWC)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies
Turner Media, 1 CNN Center, P.O. Box 105780, Atlanta, GA 30348-5780; electronic version: Gopher:ericir.syr.edu/lesson plans/CNN Newsroom Daily Lesson Plans; URL gopher://ericir.syr.edu:70/11/Lesson/CNN; (videos of broadcasts, $10.95 per episode, specify date).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.