ERIC Number: ED413859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. October 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 October, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: immigrants illegally in the United States try to gain legal status before being deported, Israel and Hamas exchange prisoners, and U.S. President Clinton wants the Food and Drug Administration to ban unsafe international produce (October 1-3); Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu faces criticism, run-off election in former Yugoslavia, Asian nations reel under disastrous effects of El Nino, peace talks resume in Northern Ireland, Cuba's Communist Party holds its fifth Congress, Hurricane Pauline severely damages the coast of Mexico, and Pathfinder sends new Mars data (October 6-10); Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Jody Williams, a crusader against land mines, British Prime Minister Blair and Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams meet and shake hands in historic talks, President Clinton wants to "fast track" U.S./South America trade relations, El Nino Summit convenes with emphasis on storm preparedness, the Cassini spacecraft lifts off, and White House tapes raise more questions about President Clinton's campaign fundraising (October 13-17); tenth anniversary of "Black Monday" on Wall Street, coup staged in the Republic of Congo, Microsoft takes on Netscape in the fast-growing Internet marketplace, Cosmonauts take marathon walk, scientists learn more about the creation of galaxies from ground and Hubble photos, President Clinton's greenhouse gas proposals put him in the middle of business and environmental interests, and big drop in the Hong Kong stock market has ripple effects around the globe (October 20-24); China's President Jiang Zemin is in Washington, D.C. for a summit with President Clinton, Dow Industrial Average drops more than 550 points to its biggest point loss ever and then rebounds within 24 hours to its greatest point gain, Iraq demands removal of U.S. representatives from United Nations inspection teams, and two women with little political experience dominate Ireland's elections (October 27-31). (SWC)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies
Electronic version: URL: http://learning.turner.com/guidearchive, or http://www.nmix.org/NewsInteractive/CNN/Newsroom/library. html; Turner Educational Services, 33 South Delaware Ave., Suite 202, Yardley, PA 19607; phone: 1-800-344-6219 (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.