ERIC Number: ED421974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. July 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. The daily CNN Newsroom broadcast is supported by a Daily Classroom Guide, written by professional educators. These classroom guides are designed to accompany CNN Newsroom broadcasts for a given month, and include suggestions for class discussion for top stories, business, cultural, and world events. Top stories in this July 1998 guide include: U.S. missile strikes a radar site; wildfires continue to threaten rural Florida; Chinese officials call Clinton's visit a full success; a world-famous motor speedway becomes home to those forced out by Florida's fires; tough economic times signal political difficulties for Russia's President Yeltsin; the United Nations grants additional diplomatic rights to the Palestinians; a call for stricter gun control legislation launches a crossfire of debate; the Clinton Administration launches a $2 Billion anti-drug campaign; France wins the World Cup trophy; a controversy over Protestant parades threatens to shatter Northern Ireland's fragile peace; the public seems unconcerned about the threat of the "millennium bug"; Congress's plans for the HMO system; a Secret Service agent fights a subpoena; the government issues its second annual report on the state of America's children; Nigeria takes its first steps on the path to democracy and announces plans for elections in 1999; Texans continue to endure a triple-digit heat wave; Alan Shepard, the first American in space, dies; President Clinton promises relief for those suffering from summer's heat; two Capitol security officers are killed in the line of duty Friday; two slain officers lie in state under the United States Capitol rotunda; the Independent Council grants Monica Lewinsky immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony; and Clinton volunteers to become the first sitting U.S. president to testify in a criminal investigation; and Japan's new man in charge chooses a finance minister to tackle the nation's economic woes. (AEF)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Feature Stories, Group Discussion, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies, Teaching Guides, World Affairs
Turner Learning, Inc., 33 South Delaware Avenue, Suite 202, Yardley, PA 19607; phone: 1-800-344-6219; electronic version: http://learning.turner.com/newsroom (specify date; videos of broadcasts, $10.95 per episode).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.