ERIC Number: ED457857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
CNN Newsroom Classroom Guides, October 2001.
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of October 2001, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Stories include: Taliban update/tribal troubles, U.S. officials report progress in the financial war on terrorism, the U.S. condemns the latest attack of terrorism in India and tensions between India and Pakistan fuel an already volatile situation, President Bush outlines the framework for an economic stimulus plan, and the war against terrorism renews old alliances and establishes new ones (October 1-5); the U.S. and Great Britain attack Afghanistan, Pakistan reacts to the U.S. attacks against Afghanistan and Tom Ridge is sworn in as the U.S. Director of Homeland Security, two cases of anthrax are reported in Florida and the biotech industry steps up its efforts in the defense against bioterrorism, the U.S. continues its attack on Afghanistan and international aid agencies question the U.S.'s humanitarian airdrops in Afghanistan, and President Bush says the U.S. is making substantial progress in the war against terrorism (October 8-12); talk of bioterrorism has Americans on edge as the anthrax investigation continues, British and Palestinian leaders meet to talk about the Middle East, the Justice Department releases information about the anthrax letters, U.S. authorities pursue clues as the circle of anthrax exposure widens, and the APEC summit takes place (October 15-19); relations between the U.S. and Russia have changed since the Soviet-Afghan War, two deaths in Washington, DC may be anthrax-related, the anthrax investigation in the U.S. capital expands, the U.S. House passes a $100 billion economic stimulus package, and defense measures are being taken to deter against any future anthrax threats (October 22-26); "Ground Zero" is the site of a public memorial service, President Bush conducts the first formal meeting of the Homeland Security Council, and U.S. authorities warn Americans to be on high alert (October 29-31). (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, Inc., 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 - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA.; Turner Educational Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA.