ERIC Number: ED417695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. March 1-31, 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 March, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: United Nations (UN) and Iraq interpret their recent deal in different ways, Antarctica's ecology, UN Security Council reaches unanimity on language regarding consequences if Iraq fails to honor its weapons inspection agreement, violence erupts in the Balkans as ethnic Albanians want independence from Serbia, and U.S. Congress gives Puerto Rico a chance to determine its own status (March 2-6); international community ponders its options for dealing with Serbia over Kosovo crisis, International Women's Day, the Contact Group issues a declaration endorsing punitive measures against the government in Belgrade, Indonesia reelects President Suharto to his seventh term, despite the country's faltering economy and resulting unrest, Danish students cast ballots to learn firsthand about democracy, supernovas may hold clues to the formation of the universe, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Center celebrates its 40th anniversary (March 9-13); Korean peace talks resume, the Vatican issues a "statement of regret" for the role of the Catholic Church during the Holocaust, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu snubs British officials' attempt at peace, tensions escalate in Kosovo, U.S. Vice President Al Gore announces reforms for Internal Revenue Service, and new prime minister is inaugurated in India (March 16-20); President Clinton's trip to Africa, Boris Yeltsin fires his entire cabinet, Clinton pledges financial aid for Uganda's schools, new bone marrow transplant procedure seems to have a 100% success rate, and UN officials inspect Iraqi palace (March 23-27); internal Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) review of the Bay of Pigs incident puts blame on the agency, and negotiators in Ireland race to complete a peace agreement by the April 9 deadline (March 30-31). (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 S. Delaware Ave., Suite 202, Yardley, PA 19067; 800-344-6219 (specify date; videos of broadcasts, $10.95 per episode); http://learning.turner.com/guidearchive; or www.nmix.org/newsinteractive/cnn/newsroom/library.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.