ERIC Number: ED453809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, April 2001.
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 April 2001 provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is arrested, a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy surveillance plane collide, U.S. diplomats make contact with the crew of the downed spy plane, the diplomatic standoff between the U.S. and China continues and the Chinese ambassador discusses his country's view of the situation, and the U.S. and China engage in a solution to the standoff as Chinese officials continue the search for their fighter pilot (April 2-6); President Bush sends a letter of condolence to the widow of the missing Chinese pilot, two candidates will face each other in a runoff election for the presidency of Peru, California's governor and a House subcommittee take steps to resolve the state's energy crisis, (April 12 broadcast pre-empted for coverage of the release of the U.S. plane crew from China), and the U.S. Navy spy plane crew returns to the U.S. (April 9-13); Cincinnati marks the Easter holiday with messages of racial healing, the U.S. and China prepare for this week's critical meeting, forty years ago, U.S.-backed Cuban exiles staged the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, U.S. and Chinese officials meet in Beijing, a decision on possible weapons sales to Taiwan carries political consequences, survivors and families mark the anniversary of the worst act of terrorism in the U.S. (April 16-20); U.S. faces major energy problems, upper Midwest, Mississippi River flooding threatens many communities, China reacts to the U.S. sale of arms to Taiwan, President Bush defers Taiwan's request for high-tech destroyers (April 26 duplicates April 27), ill American doctor evacuated from the South Pole, and the space shuttle Endeavour is homeward bound, and after ten years, Dennis Tito finally gets his trip to space (April 23-27.) (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 (specify date; videos of broadcasts, $24.95 per episode). Tel: 800-344-6219 (Toll Free); Fax: 215-579-8589. For full text: http://learning.turner.com/newsroom/archive.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.; Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.