ERIC Number: ED404984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. February 1-28, 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 February, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: elections in Pakistan for a new prime minister, U.S. President Clinton unveils proposals to improve education, President Clinton delivers State of the Union Address, a civil trial jury finds O. J. Simpson liable for the deaths of his former wife and her friend, Botswana and Namibia are engaged in a "water war" that threatens an ecosystem, and President Clinton reveals his 1998 budget, promising to eliminate deficits by the year 2002 (February 3-7); Ecuador names a new president, violence erupts in Albania over the collapse of a dubious investment scheme, the Serbian parliament passes a bill recognizing opposition election wins, space shuttle Discovery begins a mission to repair the Hubble Telescope, and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) wants tougher air quality laws (February 10-14); President Clinton orders striking pilots to work, the war in Zaire is taking a tragic toll on refugees, North Korea will not challenge a senior aide's defection, U.S. government holds an electronic town meeting over new tobacco selling rules, China mourns the death of its long-time leader Deng Xiaoping, and James Earl Ray, the man serving time for killing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wants his day in court (February 17-21); scientists announce they have cloned a mammal, President Clinton decides to release illegal Chinese immigrants, and proposes a record anti-drug budget, a government commission will study the Gulf War nerve gas report, and critics charge the new television ratings system gives viewers insufficient information (February 24-28). (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.