ERIC Number: ED407944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. April 1-30, 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 April, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Headlines include: Arab League boycott, Zaire peace talks, Russia and Belarus sign agreement, April Fool's Day blizzard in northeastern United States, Israelis and Arabs blame each other for renewed violence, and some strawberries served in school lunches in six states may be tainted with Hepatitis A (April 1-4); Israeli bus firebombed, aborted space shuttle Columbia mission, U.S. attempts without success to revive the Mideast peace process, no peace in Zaire as civil war continues, riots in Hebron, space shuttle Columbia returns, Zaire president Mobutu fires his new prime minister and the rebels give Mobutu a 3-day ultimatum, Hong Kong leaders request U.S. pressure on China as the date for the hand-over nears, and Russian space shuttle MIR crew contends with crises (April 7-11); 50 year anniversary of when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in American sports, Zaire rebels continue march toward Kinshasa, tax day in the U.S., Whitewater's James McDougal imprisoned, United Nations-sponsored multinational force invades Albania to safeguard aid shipments, catastrophic fire during Saudi religious celebration, Israeli police urge corruption charges against Prime Minister Netanyahu, and flooding sweeps large areas of North Dakota and Minnesota, with more to follow (April 14-18); Netanyahu not charged, India's Prime Minister sworn in, Irish Republican Army bomb threats in England halt business, Red River swallows Grand Forks in North Dakota, hostage crisis that began in Peru on December 17, 1996 ends violently, Oklahoma City bombing trial begins, Dalai Lama visits U.S., U.S. Senate ratifies chemical weapons ban treaty, and Earth Day is observed (April 21-25); U.S. leaders launch the volunteer summit, voters in Yemen go to the polls, debate on the value of volunteerism, rebels advance on Kinshasa, Britain's election countdown continues and major parties opt for negative campaigns, and Texas standoff negotiations continue (April 28-30). (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
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.