Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Cable Listings

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Cable Listings

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Channel One News from Channel One Network has entered its tenth season of bringing the world's events into classrooms around the country each school day. The 12-minute newscast is a source of news and information for young people. Its reporters and producers have circled the world, producing in-depth international stories to be interwoven with the day's breaking news. Channel One has gone to Pakistan to cover the history of the Kashmir conflict; to China to report on U.S./China relations and the country's current economic reform; to Africa to report on the lives of teens living in war-torn Sudan and endangered animal species in Kenya; and to Kosovo to follow up on the turmoil caused by the country's crisis. The broadcasts can also be seen at www.channelone.com.

Take an electronic field trip to Colonial Williamsburg, where you can listen to George Washington recount his young days as a soldier, follow a young girl from a gentry family through her daily routine, or understand the hardships and accomplishments of slaves and indentured servants. When a school subscribes, it receives printed materials in advance of the broadcast as well as an Internet site loaded with questions, answers and activities. Upcoming episodes include: Washington: Man and Myth (Dec. 2, 1999); A Day in the Life (Jan 13, 2000); Trail of Whispers (Feb. 17, 2000); Call to Arms (March 16, 2000); and Building History (April 13, 2000). …

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