Friday, October 2, 2009

CNN Student News - Distracted Driving Summit

I'm not sure which high school students love more, driving or text messaging. Either way, the two things definitely don't mix well. Today's episode of CNN Student News includes a segment about the US Department of Transportation's summit on distracted driving that was held earlier this week. In year's past some of my students have used the issue of "distracted driver" laws for their public policy research and debate projects. In each case, it was a very engaging topic for all of my students.
The video is embedded below.

The other highlights from today's episode are:
Geneva Talks Begin
Summary of natural disasters occuring around the world this week.
Announcement of finalists for hosting 2016 Olympics
When animals attack