ERIC Number: ED415842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. January 1-30, 1998.
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 January, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: the first mission to the moon in 25 years, Kenya reelects Daniel Arap Moi to his fifth term as the country's president, entertainer-turned Congressman Sonny Bono dies in skiing accident, a U.S. physicist announces his intention to clone humans to help infertile couples have children, and Mir cosmonauts step into space (January 5-9); the northeastern U.S. and Canada clean up after the worst ice storm in memory, New York and New Jersey argue before the U.S. Supreme Court over which state owns Ellis Island, CBS negotiates an expensive deal to televise NFL games, scientists isolate telomerase, the enzyme they hope to use to fight cancer, and new evidence indicates a deliberate effort to market tobacco to teens (January 12-16); U.S. observes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Cuba prepares for historic visit of Pope John Paul II, a drop in prices makes used cars a favorable alternative, cheers and a warm welcome from Cuban leader Fidel Castro greet Pope John Paul II, and new allegations of wrongdoing brought against U.S. President Clinton (January 19-23); U.S. warns of air strikes on Iraq, spacesuit problems experienced on Mir, President Clinton delivers the State of the Union address, U.S. Secretary of State Albright heads for the Middle East, Shuttle Endeavor and space station Mir part company after completing astronaut exchange, and media coverage of the latest allegations surrounding President Clinton (January 26-30). (SWC)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Turner Educational Services, 33 South Delaware Avenue, Suite 202, Yardley, PA 19607; phone: 1-800-344-6219 (specify date; videos of broadcasts, $10.95 per episode); electronic version: http://learning.turner.com/guidearchive or http://www.nmix.org/NewsInteractive/CNN/Newsroom/ library.html
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.