ERIC Number: ED428750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. March 1999.
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 present top stories, headlines, environmental news, and other current events, along with suggested class discussion topics and activities to accompany the broadcasts for one month. Top stories for the month of March include: Lebanese guerrillas bomb a convoy, killing four Israelis; Olusegun Obasanjo wins the Nigerian presidency; United State Senate panel releases an interim progress report about the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem; United States Supreme Court rules public school districts must pay for professional nurses to accompany disabled students in school; Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun dies at age 90; Libya accepts a U.S.-British proposal to hand over the Lockerbie bombing suspects; Joe DiMaggio dies at age 84; U.S. Senate panel to examine Chinese spying allegations; conflicts between the Chinese government and Tibetans escalate; Poland joins NATO; fighting intensifies as Kosovo peace talks begin round two; ethnic Albanian Kosovars agree to sign the peace accord, while Serbs continue to reject NATO troops; European Union commissioners resign under allegations; Paris negotiators "go through the motions" in Kosovo; China responds to allegations of espionage and U.S. policy toward China; U.S. Envoy Richard Holbrooke heads to Yugoslavia; U.S. and NATO poised to launch attacks over the issue of Kosovo; diplomacy fails in Yugoslavia; NATO launches airstrikes against Yugoslavia; Allies and others react to "Operation Allied Force" and NATO's actions within the bounds of international law; NATO intensifies airstrikes; evidence of a Serb campaign to redesign the ethnic composition of Kosovo; and Russia's diplomatic efforts are rejected by NATO and Ethnic Albanians leave Kosovo. (AEF)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Media, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Feature Stories, Headlines, Learning Activities, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Reports, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, World Affairs
Turner Educational Services, 105 Terry Drive, Suite 120, Newtown, PA 18940; Tel:1-800-344-6219 (Toll Free) (specify date; videos of broadcasts, $10.95 per episode); Web site: http://learning.turner.com/guidearchive
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.