C-SPAN Debuts New Podcast for Educators
C-SPAN launched a new bi-weekly podcast for educators, “C-SPAN in the Classroom,” on Nov. 7. Each 15- to 20-minute episode features C-SPAN clips and C-SPAN Classroom resources that highlight current events, topical discussions or key historical moments.
The C-SPAN Education Relations team will host the new podcast and feature occasional appearances from guests in the education community. They will discuss strategies for incorporating C-SPAN resources into class discussions, as well as activities to use with students. “C-SPAN in the Classroom” will also provide tips on how to start new projects, such as StudentCam, C-SPAN’s annual video documentary competition for middle and high school students.
The first episode, “Election Day, Voting Rights and Voter Turnout,” is available now and discusses the origin of voting day, the Constitutional foundation for elections and voter turnout. Upcoming programs will feature topics on current events and historical anniversaries.
About C-SPAN Classroom:
C-SPAN Classroom is the network’s FREE membership service that works with C-SPAN's programs on public affairs, coverage of Congress, nonfiction books and American history to create free resources for teachers, students and the public to use in classrooms, projects or for research. C-SPAN Classroom’s website provides social studies teachers with access to thousands of free resources, including short current events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, plus Constitution Clips and On This Day in History events. Engage with C-SPAN Classroom on Twitter and Facebook.
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