C-SPAN in the Classroom

C-SPAN in the Classroom

Discover instructional ideas for using C-SPAN Classroom’s free video-based digital resources, featuring C-SPAN staff and guests from the education community. Visit https://www.c-span.org/classroom

Episodes

January 28, 2023 26 min

C-SPAN is "a good thing for our democracy and our republic." These words, uttered by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) on CNN's "State of the Union," followed a momentous and historic election for the 55th Speaker of the House of Representatives.


This week, the C-SPAN Education team sits down with Ben O'Connell, C-SPAN's Director of Editorial Operations. In this episode, we review the start of the 118th Congress on Ja...

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With the recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. this month, the team shares C-SPAN Classroom resources that reflect the life and legacy of this historic figure. 

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As we gear up for 2023, a year of new opportunities, fresh challenges, and growing relationships, our team takes time to reflect on 2022. Tune in to hear us highlight the C-SPAN Classroom resources we found most interesting, and meaningful, to each of us. 

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For the College Board’s Advanced Placement (or AP) U.S. Government and Politics exam, students must know 15 required Supreme Court cases, stretching from the 1803 ruling in Marbury v. Madison to McDonald v. Chicago and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010. Tune in this week as the team talks with former C-SPAN Classroom Teacher Fellow Ryan Werenka about the review resources that he developed this past summer that ...

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December 3, 2022 31 min

To infinity and beyond! That phrase has been used throughout history to reflect the concept of no boundaries, no limits, that can apply to many areas in our lives. Tune in this week as the team talks with NASA Planetary Scientist Dr. Jennifer Stern about the exploration of Mars, its impact, and the future of space exploration.

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November 19, 2022 20 min

Bread puns happen when you yeast expect them. But as they say, thyme is money!


This week, join the C-SPAN Education team as we serve up a variety of ways food has been a staple in many areas of our lives. It's kind of a big dill!


Visit our Podcasts Featured Resources site for a selection of FREE educational resources that explore the history and impact of food…a penne for your thoughts if you will. You can find a promo clip for t...

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October 1962 was a heated time during the Cold War for the U.S. and the Soviet Union. These two superpowers were on the brink of engaging in a nuclear conflict after the discovery of missiles in Cuba. In this episode, the team speaks with U.S. Naval Academy History Professor Brian VanDeMark to talk about this significant time in history and share C-SPAN resources to learn more about this topic.

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Let’s talk about C-SPAN’s 2023 StudentCam documentary competition, which awards a total of $100,000 in prize money! In this project-based learning experience, students in grades 6-12 create films for a chance to win 1 of 150 cash prizes. As the primary judges of the competition, the team offers details and tips about the competition. Special guests teacher A.J. Chambers & former winning student Jolie Abdo join the conversation ...

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October 8, 2022 39 min

We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Listen and learn from our conversation with Director Zamanillo of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino & discover C-SPAN educational resources for your students. 

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65 years ago, on September 24th, 1957, Little Rock Central High School was integrated. A process, one that began more than three years earlier with the United States Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, finally reached its initial goal…thanks in part to the invocation of a law that was 150 years old.


Coming up, we’ll hear from special guest Brian Schwieger, Chief of Interpretation at the Little Rock Cen...

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September 10, 2022 27 min

We go back in time to September 17, 1787, to recognize the day that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution, a document that, as Senator Hatch put it: “forever altered the course of human history.” Join Craig, Pam, and Zach from the C-SPAN Education team as we gain insight into the public’s knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and why it is important to gain a foundational understanding of this doc...

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Hey all you teachers and all you parents, and all you professors and all you students: Season #2 of the C-SPAN in the Classroom podcast drops this fall!

 

Whether you're mowing the yard, on a peaceful weekend drive, or just relaxing on the couch with your favorite blanket, make sure to tune in to the first episode of Season #2 of C-SPAN in the Classroom on September 10th, available at c-span.org, on the free C-SPAN Now app, or wh...

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At least 6 U.S. Presidents recorded conversations while in office. Hear those conversations on this C-SPAN podcast. Season 2 focuses on President Richard Nixon's secretly-recorded private telephone conversations. Through eight episodes, hear Richard Nixon talk with key aides about Watergate strategy, potential Supreme Court Nominees, and hear his reaction to the leaked publication of the Pentagon Papers. 

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June 4, 2022 36 min

From the history of LGBTQ+ activism to the contributions of key people, to the significance of notable events, join the C-SPAN Classroom team as we celebrate Pride Month. 

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Joins us as we talk about the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial this month and share C-SPAN resources featuring the history, events, and legacy of this memorial. We're joined by Jennifer Epstein, Education Specialist for the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

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This week the Classroom team shares C-SPAN resources that can be used with students throughout May to observe Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. 

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Jason Stacy and Matthew Ellington, co-authors of “Fabric of a Nation: A Brief History with Skills and Sources, for the AP® US History Course,” host a study session for the Advanced Placement U.S. History Exam.

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April 30, 2022 54 min

Saturday's program from C-SPAN's Washington Journal with Cram for the Exam teachers Sunshine Cavalluzzi of El Dorado High School and Shoshana Adams of Vahalla High School. Both took calls, emails, and Tweets answering questions about the 2022 AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam.

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Preparing your students for the AP exams? Tune in to discover resources and learn about C-SPAN’s Cram for the Exam review program for the upcoming Advanced Placement US Government exam. 

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April 9, 2022 28 min

Looking for resources to celebrate Earth Day? Searching for content for students to explore environmental policy? Tune in to discover C-SPAN programs to use in your classroom. 

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