"The Lead's" Jake Tapper welcomes Morgan Spurlock to the CNN family and asks CNN's newest host about becoming his grandmother's caregiver for an upcoming episode of "Inside Man."
In preparation for teaching a classroom full of 25 eighth graders, Morgan Spurlock learned about the immersive approach that teachers at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn, New York take in order to keep their students engaged, interested and stimulated – every minute of every day.
Those techniques include hand claps, snaps, and affirmations of success among fellow students. And free time – which is rare – is typically spent reading.
Be sure to watch the full Education episode of Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man" Sunday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET
Be sure to watch the full episode Sunday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET
Finland has one of the best school systems in the world, and Morgan Spurlock spent a day in a Finnish 8th grade classroom where one of the day's lessons was called, “Things That Are Typically American”.
According to the textbook, Finnish kids associate the following with the typical American: Uncle Sam, McDonalds, Mickey Mouse, the Simpsons, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
One student admitted to Spurlock that he, in fact, does think Americans drive big trucks and eat fast food. The teacher made sure to point out that she didn't want the kids' view of Americans to be so stereotypical, calling the United States "a great country," saying: "There’s a lot to see and a lot more than just this hamburger culture."
Watch the Education episode of Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man" Sunday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET
Morgan Spurlock learns exactly how many oranges he has to pick in order to make a decent living wage when he takes on the work of a migrant farm worker on this week's "Inside Man."
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Morgan Spurlock took 15 minutes to fill a tub of oranges when he should've taken 4. He also learned the hard way that orange trees have thorns.
See CNN's Morgan Spurlock try his hand at a job as a migrant farm worker in Polk County, Florida - a role rarely filled by U.S. citizens - on this week's "Inside Man" Sunday at 10 p.m.
On the Sunday, July 14 edition of Inside Man, host Morgan Spurlock researches illegal immigration issues from the inside when he tries his hand at a job as a migrant farm worker in Polk County Florida, a job that is rarely filled by American citizens. Morgan struggles to keep up with the other workers as he attempts to fill his quota of picking eight tubs of oranges a day. During the much needed lunch break Morgan's supervisor gives an honest assessment of his work.
Morgan Spurlock tests out an MP5 at a firing range and learns why automatic weapons are harder to get in the U.S. than other guns.
December’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut jarred parents and teachers around Ohio.
Thinking more had to be done to protect their children, a number of teachers and school staff members around Ohio have been signing up for a variety of gun training courses offered at a discount or for free.
Italian photographer Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini documented a concealed weapons course for school personnel in South Point school district in southern Ohio, where it borders Kentucky and West Virginia. He followed them throughout the two-day course in the classroom and outside practicing their marksmanship.
Denver-based photographer Matt Slaby has been documenting gun culture in Colorado since just before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that gun ownership is an individual right protected under the Second Amendment.
Since then, Slaby has explored the often-contentious issue by photographing the wide variety of gun owners he has come across.
He said he wanted to get past the one-sided arguments and “really start to look at who the human beings are … and what their relationship is to the issue.”
Heidi Lender had never liked guns, nor had she ever had to confront her distaste for them. She didn’t even know anyone who owned a gun growing up and never had fired anything more powerful than a BB gun.
Lender started dating a guy whose secret hobby was collecting them. He was respectful of Lender’s not wanting to see his guns around the house and kept his guns hidden, but he did sleep with a gun by his pillow.
Lender and her boyfriend decided to try to have children together, and she decided she needed to come to an understanding about his draw to them and her abhorrence of them. Two years ago she took self-portraits posing with a variety of guns. She then was unsure what the next development for the project was and put it to bed.