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C-SPAN Classroom
Secondary social studies teachers: tune in here.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12


http://www.c-spanclassroom.org

CONTENT
This site developed especially for social studies teachers provides resources "to enhance the teaching of Civics and U.S. Government through C-SPAN's primary source programming."
SITE DESIGN
The content of C-SPANs Classroom is organized into six major topic areas that are listed in the left sidebar. Navigation is simple and intuitive on internal pages. Real Player and Windows Media Player are needed. Registration is recommended for full access to all the video but it is free.
 

REVIEW
Social Studies teachers will appreciate the easy access to the standards-based materials and video clips that C-SPANs Classroom offers. There are six major topics: Principles of Government, U.S. Constitution, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, and Political Participation. Users will want to register (free) for full access to all of the materials and to be able to search the video clip library by keyword, speaker, or teaching concept. Included with the video clips is a short description, discussion questions that are linked to national standards, primary source material, keywords, rating and comments from other teachers. Additionally, users will find links to other topic resources.

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