CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
This year we will spend about fifteen minutes per day discussing current events. Often this will include watching the excellent, student-focused segments delivered by the CNN news team. They are high-quality, student-appropriate segments that focus mainly on international news events and are watched throughout the world. There is a monthly Canadian equivalent which will also be used called CBC News in Review, however due to the infrequency of it's release and the high quality of the CNN version, CNN will be used with more frequency. Accompanying activities to CNN Student News can be found below.
CNN Student News anchor Carl Azuz is known for his entertaining, sometimes goofy news delivery style. Throughout the news stories Carl asserts claims about daily news, followed by a news brief. Use the graphic organizer to record both his claims and the evidence that support his claims from the news brief that follows.
Breaking News: Typically the show starts with a current news story, often referred to as breaking news. Place a black star on the map approximately where the breaking news story is taking place.
Summarize the story. What are your thoughts, feelings or questions about a story viewed?