ERIC Number: ED441711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
C-SPAN in the Classroom. Educators' Guide.
C-SPAN, Washington, DC.
This guide offers an overview of C-SPAN's programming and its outreach to educators. The guide is designed to support teachers and to offer ideas, resources, information, and special projects. Throughout the guide, detailed applications or "best practices" for using C-SPAN in the classroom are included. There are guides based on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 programs, such as "Washington Journal" and "Book TV." Strategies for assigning C-SPAN as homework and using it live on a daily basis are included. C-SPAN was created in 1979 as a commercial-free and unedited public service to provide live, thorough coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives; C-SPAN2 was created in 1986 to provide live, thorough coverage of the U.S. Senate. Both C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 offer additional programming on topics such as books, history, and politics. Listed are other teacher guides, a C-SPAN Web site, and across the curriculum teaching opportunities. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Viewing, Mass Media Use, Political Issues, Programming (Broadcast), Public Affairs Education, Public Service, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Television Viewing
C-SPAN, 400 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 800-523-7586 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.c-span.org/classroom.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: C-SPAN, Washington, DC.