ERIC Number: ED405847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. March 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 March, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: monkeys cloned in Oregon, Iran suffers massive earthquake, tornados affect several areas in the United States, riots in Albania after economic collapse, heavy logging threatens the world's ancient forests, Senate Democrats defeat Balanced Budget Amendment, Swiss government to start Holocaust fund, North and South Korea attempt to resolve 47-year old conflict, and Ohio River Valley flooding is the worst in 30 years (March 3-7); Federal Bureau of Investigation alleges Chinese involvement in attempt to influence 1996 U.S. elections, Mideast peace talks reach impasse, Russian President Boris Yeltsin tries to revive Russia's economy by shaking up his cabinet, Hale-Bopp comet, human cloning, seven Israeli students slain, and police arrest Cosby murder suspect (March 10-14); thousands evacuate as violence escalates in Albania, rebels in Zaire capture city of Kisangani, Great Britain's parliamentary campaigns heat up, rebels control Albanian port, Israel begins Jewish housing project which is protested by Palestinians, controversy over U.S. campaign finance practices, Helsinki Summit begins, George Tenet nominated as Central Intelligence Agency head, and landmark agreement between the Liggett Tobacco Group and 22 states (March 17-21); violence erupts on West Bank streets, a combination of lunar eclipse, bright shining Mars, and good view of Hale-Bopp comet, cease-fire negotiations pending between rebels and Zaire President Mobuto, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank raises interest rates in attempt to avoid inflation, six days of violence in the Middle East, mass cult suicide linked to UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) belief, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s son meets with the man convicted of killing his father (March 24-28); and Albania refugee ship sinks, and Oklahoma City bombing trial is set to begin (March 31). (SWC)
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; 1 CNN Center, P.O. Box 105780, Atlanta, GA 30348-5780, Attn: Turner Media (specify date) (videos of broadcasts, $10.95 per episode).
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.