CNN Newsroom and educational publisher Holt, Rinehart and Winston are
supplying U.S. public high schools with a free video covering the Sept. 11
The video, September 11, 2001: A Turning Point in History -- The First 30
Days, is being mailed to social-studies departments or media specialists at
the more than 16,000 U.S. public high schools.
Curriculum support linking to the video segments is available online at
www.CNNfyi.com, CNN's educational Web site for students and teachers.
The materials include discussion activities to help students better
understand the events of Sept. 11 and links to additional resources.
Featuring an introduction by U.S. secretary of education Rod Paige, the tape
includes a montage of the attack and its immediate aftermath. It also features
CNN Newsroom and Cable News Network reports that tell the story of the
first 30 days, giving background information and providing historical
All content has been screened to be age-appropriate for a secondary-school
The tape is broken down into nine areas: 'The President Responds,' 'Rescue
and Recovery,' 'Target: Terrorism; A Glimpse of Islam,' 'Consumer Confidence,'
'Security vs. Freedom,' 'The American Spirit,' 'Remembering the Twin Towers' and
'The War on Terrorism.'
CNN Newsroom is CNN's daily, commercial-free, cost-free news program
designed specifically for use in the classroom, broadcast weekdays at 4:30 a.m.
Enrolled schools receive free taping rights to record each day's program for
use in their curriculum, and they may also elect to receive the daily educator
guide via electronic mail.
Holt, Rinehart will offer an additional two-tape set to schools beginning in
February 2002. The set will include expanded coverage, additional background
information and a more detailed chronology of events.
For more information on the video set, call 800-225-5425.