Tune Into CSD’s Cable Channels for Educational Programs

Did you know that Cooperating School Districts broadcasts educational programming on 3 cable television channels and on two ITFS (instructional television fixed service) channels? You can catch CSD’s programming on Charter channels 985, 986, and 987. For questions about programming on the channels, contact Sharon Crocker. Here are a few shows coming up on October and November:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 on Channel 987

12-1:00 pm | Audience: Educators
Fairfax Network – Funding a Nation: Washington, Jefferson, and Hamilton
Description: Our first president and two members of his cabinet discuss and debate the ways and means of financing the government of our fledgling nation. Originally presented as part of the 2011 George Washington Summer Residential Teachers’ Institute, this lively presentation gives teachers new insight into questions on the role of government and the national economy that are just as relevant today as they were over two hundred years ago.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 on Channel 987
9-10:00 am  and 12-1:00pm  | Audience: Grades 5-8
Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips 2011-2012 – A More Perfect Union  (Encore program from 2010-2011)
Description: Witness the conflict and compromises that accompanied the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Join young eighteenth-century observers, unseen by convention delegates, as they travel from state to state tallying the vote. Learn about the ratification process and Americans’ growing interests in their fledgling nation’s new government. (Colonial Williamsburg programs can only be aired 4 more times after the original broadcast date and held here for 1 year).

Friday, November 11, 2011
12-12:30 pm | Audience: Grades 1-3
Fairfax NetworkMeet the Author:  Lane Elementary Authors
Description: Nicole Groenewege challenged her first & second grade students to enter the Scholastic Book Fairs’ Kids Are Authors contest, an annual competition open to students in grades K–8. Five weeks, 20 revisions, and five tiers of judging later, their book, The Perfect Place for an Elf Owl, won the 2011 Grand Prize for Nonfiction.  The book is about a little lost elf owl who searches for his mama through diverse habitats and ecosystems until he finally finds her in the “perfect place.”  In the book’s dedication, one student wrote, “you have to read books, to write books.” During this live program, the young authors will describe their roles in the writing process, teamwork, and the different elements of a storybook. Students can call in with questions.  More information on this as the program date gets closer.

Thursday,  Nov 17, 2011 on Channel 987
9-10:00 am  and 12-1:00pm  | Audience: Grades
Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips 2011-2012- Harsh World, This World (Broadcast Premier)
Description: What was slavery really like for enslaved people and their masters? Traditional proverbs guide students through personal stories, based on primary sources, showing kindness, betrayal, trust, cruelty, and the many emotions that govern complex human relationships.

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