ERIC Number: ED442456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, May 2000.
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 May 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: U.S. Government files a proposal to split up Microsoft, terrorism source shifts from Middle East to South Asia, Lockerbie bombing trial begins, 30th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings, and the "ILOVEYOU" computer virus strikes worldwide (May 1-5); U.N. peacekeepers held hostage by rebel forces in Sierra Leone, investigators trace "ILOVEYOU" computer virus to an apartment in Manila, citizens evacuate to Freetown as rebel forces retreat in Sierra Leone, U.S. Court of Appeals hears the Elian Gonzalez case, and what began as a controlled fire rages uncontrolled in New Mexico (May 8-12); Mothers rally in Washington, D.C. to push for tougher gun control laws, Sierra Leone's RUF rebels release 139 U.N. hostages, Israel and Palestine pursue peace negotiations, rebel leader Foday Sankoh is captured in Sierra Leone, and the space shuttle Atlantis is poised to begin its voyage to the International Space Station (May 15-19); the future of U.S.-China trade, simulation exercises help U.S. authorities determine how to handle a terrorist attack, Israeli troops withdraw from their "security zone" on the Lebanese border, the U.S. House of Representatives approves Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China, and Lebanese declare a national holiday as Israeli troops withdraw from their county (May 22-26); Peru's President Fujimori declares victory in a race some say was fraudulent, and President Clinton begins a weeklong trip to Europe (May 30-31). (AEF)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Programming (Broadcast), Social Studies, Teaching Guides, World Affairs
Turner Educational Services, 33 S. Delaware Avenue, Yardley, PA 19067. Tel: 800-344-6219 (Toll Free); Fax: 215-579-8589; Web site: http://learning.turner.com/newsroom/archive (specify date; videos of broadcasts, $24.95 per episode).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA.; Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.