Friday, December 18, 2009

Three Year In Review Presentations

Today is the last episode of CNN Student News for the year. The show will return after the new year. The second segment of today's show features an overview of the key news stories of the first semester of the school year. Today's episode is embedded below.


CNN also has an interesting year in review video featuring their international reporters. In the video the reporters share what they thought were the most important and or most interesting stories from their part of the world. That video is embedded below.


Finally, CNN has a slideshow featuring the images from important news stories in the US and around the world.

Applications for Education
Teachers who use current news events as a part of their curriculum may be interested in using these videos and the slideshow as the jumping off point for further review of the year's top news stories. A quick activity before holiday vacation could be to have students view the videos and identify a story that they would like to investigate further. After they investigate that story they could put together their own short videos about it by using a service like Masher.