ERIC Number: ED425704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. October, 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 October, 1998, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: scientists find trace fossil evidence of billion-year old worms, the impact of financial troubles on Russia's hospitals has devastating consequences, and U.S. fishermen struggle to make a profit in the face of a global tuna glut (October 1-2); diplomats debate the merits of air strikes as NATO prepares for punitive action against the Serbs, Brazil elections, the House Judiciary Committee votes along party lines to pursue an impeachment probe, Lilith Fair shared the wealth with local charities in 57 North American cities, the average American youth is getting heavier, and Indonesia's economic crisis is taking its toll on children in the form of malnutrition (October 5-9); budget deadline looms, Nobel Prize for medicine, factors responsible for violence in U.S. schools and what can be done to reverse the trend, Keiko makes his way in the waters of his original home off Iceland, and Netanyahu and Arafat in intense talks (October 12-16); Britain's arrest of Chile's former dictator Augusto Pinochet provokes reactions of both praise and outrage, Iraqi officials insist it's time to lift the economic sanctions imposed by the U.N., a blind painter creates fascinating images of things he has never seen, and Hollywood blockbuster films are dubbed for audiences in India (October 19-23); John Glenn's return to space sparks a renewed interest in Space Camp, the site of the Salem Witch Trials, a NASA invention helps one young woman win her battle with cancer, and the South Africa Truth Commission Report (October 26-30). (DLS)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies
Turner Educational Services, 105 Terry Drive, Suite 120, 202, Newton, PA 18940; Tel: 800-344-6219 (Toll Free); Web site: http://learning.turner.com/guidearchive or http://www.nmis.org/NewsInteractive/CNN/Newsroom/library.htm l (videotapes of broadcasts, $10.95 per episode)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.