Wednesday, December 2, 2015

CNN Student News and Mapping Historical Events

Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion, 1986
Tienanmen Square Massacre, 1989
Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
Nelson Mandela Freed, 1990
Terrorist Attacks on the U.S., 2001
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
CNN Student News and Mapping Historical Events  CNN Student News is featuring a special segment n which they are looking back at some of the major news stories that have made headlines and history since 1980. Though these historical events are not necessarily current, they certainly can't be considered ancient either. Identify one or two news stories that you can pinpoint geographically and place on the Current Event layer of your Social Studies World Map via Google Maps. 

A partial list of some of the events featured in the CNN Student News segments can be found below:

Assassination Attempt of President Reagan (1981)
Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion (1986)
Rescue of Baby Jessica (1987)
Exxon Oil Spill (1989)
Tienanmen Square Massacre (1989)
Fall of Berlin Wall (1989)
Bay Area Earthquake (1989)
Nelson Mandela Freed from Prison (1990)
First Gulf War (1991)
Bosnian Civil War (1992)
Waco Standoff (1993)
World Trade Center Bombing (1993)
Rwanda Genocide (1994)
Oklahoma City Bombing (1995)
Death of Princess Diana (1997)
Florida Vote Recount (2000)
Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. (2001)
Launch of War in Iraq (2003)
Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster (2003)
Tsunami (2004)
Hurricane Katrina (2005)
Killing of Osama Bin Laden (2011)
Trayvon Martin Verdict (2013)

Be selective. You can't pin all of these events today. Which are you most interested in learning more about? Once you've decided on an event, you need to research where it took place. What happened there? Who was involved? When did it happen? Why was it significant? These are just some of the questions that good reporters ask. After you title your historical event on your map, include the answers to some of these questions as part of the accompanying text. Remember, you can also include an appropriate image or video that relates to the event.