ERIC Number: ED429563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides. April 1999.
Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA.; Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of April, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, links to related World Wide Web sites, and lists of related news terms. Top stories include: NATO includes Belgrade in its targets, three U.S. soldiers are captured in Yugoslavia (April 1-2); NATO missiles damage Yugoslavia's infrastructure, conditions of Kosovar-Albanian refugees, NATO rejects the Serbian government's cease-fire offer, Serbians force refugees back to their villages, NATO intensifies airstrikes as the exodus of Kosovar-Albanian refugees continues, and Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's visit to the United States (April 5-9); relief efforts to Kosovar refugees, Montenegrin citizens refuse to serve in the Yugoslav army, Macedonian refugees in Radusha struggle to survive, President Clinton found in civil contempt of court for his testimony in the Paula Jones lawsuit, U.S. taxpayers face the annual deadline, and the Balkan crisis (April 12-16); Kosovar Albanians from Europe return to Kosovo, the United States and Serbia use televised propaganda to gain international support, shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton (Colorado), Americans struggle to understand why the shooting occurred, and President Clinton visits a high school to talk about the shooting (April 19-23); Americans mourn the death of the school shooting victims, tensions between Yugoslavia and NATO continue to increase, the Yugoslavian conflict causes economic repercussions in Macedonia, Yugoslavian conflict escalates, and CNN holds town meeting in response to Littleton shootings (April 26-30). (AEF)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Feature Stories, Learning Activities, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies, Teaching Guides, World Affairs
Turner Educational Services, 105 Terry Dr., Suite 120, Newtown, PA 18940-3425; Tel: 800-344-6219 (Toll Free) (specify date; videos of broadcasts, $24.95 per episode); Web site: turner/learning.com/newsroom/archive/
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA.; Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.