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Transcript of C-SPAN CLASSROOM
* Site for Social Studies teachers.
* Easy to search archive of clippable videos, lesson ideas, latest education news, and teacher giveaways.
* All resources are FREE!!
*Designed to help you enhance your social studies curriculum using our public affairs programming.
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VIDEO SUBJECT/TOPIC AREAS
Videos are divided among the subject/topic areas listed above.
Streaming videos available in C-SPAN’s Flash Video Player (requires no additional software)
TIMELY TEACHABLE VIDEOS
New programs added frequently that you can easily clip and stream in your classroom.
Programs can include discussion, review, and analysis of current events, politics, the U.S. economy, federal courts, the military, and history.
Programs are rotated out of the scroll around 3 weeks after their air date and can then be found by searching the site by keyword or by searching the subject/topic areas.
CREATE YOUR OWN CLIPS
Click the “Clip” button on the C-SPAN Video Player.
Use your mouse to drag the start and end times to your desired position and mark the in and out points.
Use the “Preview” button to fine tune your selection.
When you are ready, click "Save" or “Email/Copy” to generate a unique URL of your clipped video, or share it via social media.
Brief video clips of C-SPAN programming, separated into ten categories that are commonly studied in social studies curriculums.
Each clip contains a brief summary, key vocabulary terms, and related discussion questions.
Can be used to begin class, as an in-class activity, or as a homework assignment to introduce a new topic.
Real world examples of civics in action!
Make the Constitution come alive with video clip examples of the Constitution in action.
Click on any text link or image link to view video clips correlating to their respective section of the Constitution.
New clips are added throughout the year.
Available to registered users only.
LESSON PLANS & HANDOUTS
Our lesson ideas are divided into 16 topic areas and cover common social studies subjects.
Accompanying worksheets ensure students take a hands-on approach to learning.
Lesson Ideas are available to registered users only.
LATEST NEWS ON EDUCATION
An aggregation of some of the latest news from the education world.
Sources include as Education Week, NCSS, ISTE, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and more.
C-SPAN hosts educator conferences each summer to help familiarize teachers who are interested in learning more about the mission, core programming, and the multitude of available C-SPAN resources.
C-SPAN also has a Summer Fellowship program for teachers who are already familiar with our resources, and who use them frequently when teaching.
The Fellowship, valued at $7,000, invites 3 teachers to join C-SPAN for 4 weeks during the summer months, to work with staff in developing and revising new and existing resources for teachers.
ADDITIONAL C-SPAN SITES OF INTEREST
C-SPAN hosts over 20 websites, many of which contain content of relevance and interest to teachers and students.
Think of C-SPAN Classroom as the “tip of the iceberg” with each of these additional sites warranting further exploration.
Linked under the “Teacher-Friendly C-SPAN Sites” area in the bottom right of the C-SPAN Classroom homepage.
Annual national video documentary competition.
Encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our nation.
Open to all students in grades 6-12, with divisions for both Middle and High School students.
$100,000 in prize money is awarded,
with 150 student prizes in total.
The top winning documentaries are
featured on C-SPAN’s morning program, the Washington Journal.
C-SPAN CLASSROOM DELIBERATIONS
Website is designed to engage students in classroom deliberations about current issues being debated in Congress.
Balanced sets of C-SPAN video clips and newspaper articles that concisely present the leading positions on each new issue.
Teachers will find handouts, current events lesson plans, and deliberation strategies that make it easy to engage students in the issues.
INTERACTIVE SUPREME COURT TIMELINE
The interactive timeline features facts, photos, interviews with experts, and other film and video marking significant events in the Supreme Court's history, dating from its first meeting in New York in 1790 up to the present.
Included in the timeline are major cases with case summaries, short videos examining significant decisions, and discussion questions.
Video archive indexing all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, and research purposes.
Every C-SPAN-produced program aired since 1987, now totaling over 200,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and is immediately accessible and searchable using streaming video.
As with the streaming Flash video player on C-SPAN Classroom, programs can be clipped in the same manner, dragging and dropping the start and end times to create a customized clip of your preferred timeframe.
Create your own account and build your own library of clips.
A comprehensive resource archiving the proceedings of the United States Congress and its members.
Watch C-SPAN video recordings of House and Senate proceedings.
Read each member's remarks in the video transcripts matched with text from the Congressional Record.
Find Representatives for every district, Senators for every state, and members for every Congressional Committee.
View detailed information about bills debated, votes taken, campaign financing, and more.