CNN Offering Multimedia Teaching Tool


Cable News Network is developing a multimedia CD-ROM for teachers containing resources and activities related to the U.S. presidential-election process.

The network said Wednesday that “The America Votes 2004 Teaching Kit” will be available Sept. 13. Interested educators can request it through CNN Student News’ Web site (

The material covers six topics: primaries and caucuses; national party conventions; political polls; presidential debates; the Electoral College; and Inauguration Day.

“This kit is designed to illustrate the various stages of the presidential-election process,” CNN News Services vice president Jerry DeMink said in a prepared statement. “CNN is proud to offer this teaching kit free-of-charge, and we hope educators use the kit to inform tomorrow’s voters how this important process works.”