Monday, January 5, 2009

CNN Student News - Gaza and the Economy

The first episode of CNN Student News for the new year features an overview of the renewed fighting in Gaza. The episode also contains a segment about Bill Richardson withdrawing his name from consideration for commerce secretary. In the final segment, students will hear other students talk about how the current state of the economy affects them.



Applications for Education
Showing this episode of CNN Student News is a good way to get students thinking about the news they may have missed during their holiday vacations. The segment featuring student opinions about the economy could be good for starting your own class discussion about the economy's impact on your students' local economy. Finally, the ten question quiz about the episode is a quick tool to use to check for understanding.