(CNN Student News) -- What is CNN Student News?
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 and educators at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
Where can I find CNN Student News?
You can see it as a streamed video or download it as a free podcast, both available on our website, CNNStudentNews.com. You can also record the program on HLN from 4:00-4:10 a.m. ET Monday through Friday during the school year. The program is free and accessible to anyone who wants to watch; there are no subscription charges, sign-ups, or contracts to complete.
What materials are available to use with the show?
At CNNStudentNews.com, you'll find a wealth of teacher materials presented free of charge, including Daily Transcripts for each show, Daily Curriculum and additional support materials to help your students understand the news. The team of show producers and educators keeps the Common Core Standards and other education standards in mind when producing the show and Daily Curriculum. The show, along with its curriculum, offer an excellent way to address the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards for secondary students.
How can I use this show and its materials in my classroom?
The show is designed to be used with its accompanying Daily Curriculum. Here are some suggested teaching strategies:
• After viewing CNN Student News, use the Daily Curriculum to promote listening and comprehension skills and help students discuss and understand current events presented in the program. The Daily Curriculum includes Key Concepts, Fast Facts Questions, Discussion Questions and the Media Literacy Question of the Day. The Key Concepts highlight topics that students will hear in each day's news. The Fast Facts Questions assess what facts students have gathered and how well they were listening or reading. The Discussion Questions are designed to promote critical thinking and are written for middle and high school students, but they can easily be adapted for upper elementary school classes if you feel the topics addressed are appropriate.
• Help students examine media messages and their delivery by asking them the Media Literacy Question of the Day. You can use it as a great discussion starter either before or after watching the show. • Distribute copies of the Daily Transcript and have students read the stories. Then, click the link that directs you to a PDF version of the Daily Curriculum or weekly Newsquiz that you can distribute to your students. Have students write their individual responses to that day's Daily Curriculum or the weekly Newsquiz. This approach can be used to promote reading comprehension as well as in ELL classes.
How do I get advance information about each day's show?
The Daily Email offers information on the major stories we'll be covering that day. On our homepage, you can sign up for this free, Daily Email. You can also check the Daily Transcript to see what stories are in the show. Remember that CNN Student News is a news program that presents current events and issues in the real world. We strongly advise you to preview each program before showing students, as you are the best judge of the appropriateness of its news content for your specific class.
How do I offer feedback about CNN Student News?
You'll find a "Contact Us" link on our home page, which lets you fill out an e-mail with your suggestions and input. You can also comment on the daily Transcript page and on social media, on our Facebook page or on Twitter @CNNStudentNews. We read and welcome all feedback.
How do I get my school mentioned on CNN Student News?
We're starting a new segment this year called the CNN Student News Roll Call. It gives us a chance to involve more schools than ever in our show. Maybe yours can be one of them!
There are two ways to get your school in the running for a mention on CNN Student News:
2. You can send us an email! Go to this link: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/cnn_studentnews.html and tell us your school wants to be mentioned on the Student News Roll Call. Remember to include your school name, mascot, city and state.
You must be a teacher or a student age 13 or older to request a mention on the CNN Student News Roll Call!