ERIC Number: ED418694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. April 1-30, 1998.
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
CNN Newsroom is a daily 15-minute commercial-free news program specifically produced for classroom use and provided free to participating schools. These daily Classroom Guides are designed to accompany the broadcast, and contain activities for discussing top stories, headlines, and other current events topics; each guide also includes World Wide Web links. A program rundown with segment and program times is provided at the beginning of each daily guide. The topics of top stories for April, 1998 are: President Clinton in Africa (April 1); the judge's dismissal of Paula Jones' civil case against President Clinton (April 2); pilgrims in Mecca making a journey known as Hajj (April 3); South Korea's welcome of North Korea's proposal for renewed peace talks (April 6); the Moslem trek to Mount Arafat as part of the Hajj (April 7); peace talks in Northern Ireland (April 8); tobacco companies backing out of settlement talks with the United States Government (April 9); President Clinton's visit to tobacco farmers in Kentucky (April 10); a peace agreement in Northern Ireland (April 13); merger of two banking giants in the United States (April 14); President Clinton's hosting of a town hall meeting focusing on sports and racial issues (April 15); Columbia astronauts' mission to study the nervous system in space (April 16); death of Pol Pot (April 17); Summit of the Americas (April 20); Chinese dissident Wang Dan, exiled to the United States wanting to return to Beijing (April 21); Earth Day (April 22); possible epidemic of AIDS in eastern Europe (April 23); death of James Earl Ray (April 24); conflict in Kosovo (April 27); United Nations continued sanctions against Iraq (April 28); reprieve for social security and Medicare (April 29); and the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Israeli nation (April 30).
Descriptors: Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Headlines, News Media, News Reporting, Online Systems, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies, World Affairs
Turner Educational Services, 33 South Delaware Ave., Suite 202, Yardley, PA 19067; phone: 800-344-6219 (specific 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 - 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.