ERIC Number: ED444598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, August 2000.
Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.; Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of August 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: the GOP opens its 37th national convention in Philadelphia, outraged Britons try a gas boycott to protest high prices, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are the official nominees of the GOP, and George W. Bush delivers his acceptance speech to the GOP Convention (August 1-4); wildfires rage in the Western part of the U.S., Al Gore names Senator Joseph Lieberman as his running mate, Chile's Supreme Court lifts General Augusto Pinochet's immunity, researchers build a DNA motor that may lead to faster computer chips, and a U.S. missile defense system is deployed with possibilities of accelerating China's nuclear arms buildup (August 7-11); Democrats gear up for their convention, President Clinton speaks to the Democratic Convention, President Clinton passes the torch to Al Gore, new leader of the Democratic Party, Vice presidential nominee Joseph Lieberman addresses the Democrats, and Presidential nominee Al Gore addresses the Democrats (August 14-18); efforts to save the Russian submarine Kursk continue, the crew of the Kursk is pronounced dead, a new report assesses the current e-readiness of 42 developing nations, the U.S. government releases guidelines for stem cell research on human embryos, and CNN looks at the history of hurricanes in the United States (August 21-25); President Clinton visits Nigeria, President Clinton joins former South African President Mandela in a call for peace in Burundi, Colombia's people are engaged in a life-or-death struggle against drugs, and President Clinton visits Colombia and pledges aid to fight the drug war (August 28-31). (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 - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.; Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.