ERIC Number: ED407950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. May 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 May, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: Chelsea Clinton decides to attend Stanford University, Zaire's president and rebel leader to meet, and Labor Party wins big in Britain's elections (May 1-2); Zaire negotiations stand still while tens of thousands of fleeing refugees starve, balanced budget agreement, Texas standoff ends, U.S. President Clinton visits Mexico in attempt to mend fences with a neighbor, jury finds RJR (Reynold's) Tobacco "not guilty," U.S. government report accuses Swiss of concealing Nazi gold and faults the U.S. for doing too little at the end of World War II, the World Court convicts a Bosnian Serb of wartime atrocities, New York stock market takes a dive, and President Clinton assures leaders at the Central American Summit of U.S. concern for the region and its refugees (May 5-9); devastating earthquake strikes Iran, Pope draws huge crowds in Lebanon, Russia and Chechnya agree to end 400 years of hostility and warfare, a third strike at General Motors has widespread impact on the auto industry, Russia and NATO reach an historic agreement on security, and U.S. space shuttle Atlantis is on course for another docking with MIR (May 12-16); Zaire's 7-month civil war ends as rebel forces march into Kinshasa, AIDS vaccine promised within a decade, President Clinton wants renewed "Most Favored Nation" status for China, cyclone batters coast of Bangladesh rendering 800,000 homeless, Laurent Kabila arrives in Kinshasa and renames Zaire, the prosecution rests its case in the Timothy McVeigh Oklahoma City bombing trial, political crackdown in Burma, and Iranians choose a president for the first time in 18 years (May 19-23); signing of the historic NATO-Russia accord, Mideast talks, Sierra Leone coup, elections in France and Iran, President Clinton renews the U.S. commitment to its allies on the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, closing arguments in the Oklahoma City bombing trial, Kabila sworn in as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), and McVeigh jury begins deliberations (May 26-30). (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: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.