December: Programs & Resources


Check out this month's highlights of cable’s educational content and resources that serve your educational needs.

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English / Language Arts
K-23-5
Animated series explores the world of literature as a family of lions discovers different books in a library
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English / Language Arts
K-23-5
Series chronicles the adventures of Becky Botsford, a fifth-grader who transforms into WordGirl, a definition dynamo. M-F Check local listings
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MathScience & HealthTechnology
6-89-12
Series uses cyber mysteries and animation to demonstrate various math concepts
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Science & Health
Pre-KK-2
This new animated series features characters from The Cat in the Hat using preschoolers' natural curiosity to delve into scientific discovery and exploration.
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Personal Development
Pre-KK-23-5
An animated turtle works through everyday dilemmas, learning from his mistakes along the way.
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Arts
Pre-KK-23-5
Series explores a unique island culture with songs, games, stories, dance, and humor.
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Arts
Pre-KK-2
A music-loving puppet and his friends play, sing, and dance in his backyard clubhouse. T
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Personal Development
Pre-KK-2
By dealing with conflicts encountered in everyday life, this program encourages children to value the love of their family, to increase self-esteem, and to develop social skills.
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Digital Literacy
Pre-KK-2
Series teaches preschoolers basic concepts through computer animation.
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Personal Development
Pre-KK-2
A loving mom and a mixed brood of insects deal with issues of growing up, including relationships with parents, siblings, and friends. Two 30-minute episodes air back to back.
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ArtsEnglish / Language Arts
Pre-KK-2
Animated series explores Chinese culture and language with a five-year-old girl who speaks English and Mandarin.
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Pre-KK-2
Animated series follows the adventures of an octopus adopted by walruses.
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ArtsEnglish / Language Arts
Pre-KK-2
Animated series explores early literacy skills through storytelling and interactive play.
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Pre-KK-2
Follows the travels of two pig pals, Toot the globetrotter and Puddle the backyard explorer, who share a love of adventure.
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Science & HealthTechnology
6-89-12
Series aims to get kids excited about engineering through competitions between teams of students where they must design, build, and test an innovative product for a real client.
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Science & HealthTechnology
9-12
This series features real kids, ages nine to 13, doing real science. The show encourages all kids to discover the wonders of science by rolling up their sleeves and participating.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Coverage of cultural and historical events, such as tours of unique museums and speeches by notable figures.
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CivicsSocial Studies
6-89-12
Series follows current events and features news, issues, speeches, and interviews related to U.S. government.
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CivicsHistory
9-12
Features military news from the Department of Defense.
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English / Language ArtsHistory
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Coverage of the latest nonfiction books, authors, and events.
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CivicsSocial Studies
6-89-12
England's prime minister responds to questions from party members and the opposition.
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CivicsSocial Studies
9-12
Unedited, gavel-to-gavel coverage of congressional floor debates, hearings, and public-affairs addresses.
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HistorySocial Studies
9-12
Public-policy programming in its entirety, without commentary.
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HistorySocial Studies
9-12
High school students and teachers meet with guests to discuss issues and events of national and international importance.
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Series features fast-paced games incorporating history, math, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, culture, and nature.
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English / Language Arts
9-12
Live, viewer call-in interview program with current nonfiction authors. This month’s guest is Senator Tom Coburn.
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HistorySocial Studies
9-12
Roundtable of leading journalists' interviews with figures making the news.
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6-89-12
Series broadcasts from presidential libraries and profiles American presidents with archival footage and expert guests.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
9-12
President Obama's comments on issues facing his administration, followed by a response from the Republican Party.
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9-12
Series features timely and topical conversations with authors, national leaders, and other accomplished individuals.
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6-89-12
Series highlights the accomplishments of U.S. military personnel.
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Civics
9-12
Live, unedited, gavel-to-gavel coverage of House floor debates, when the House is in session, hearings, and public-affairs addresses.
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Civics
9-12
Live, unedited, gavel-to-gavel coverage of Senate floor debates, when the Senate is in session, hearings, and public-affairs addresses.
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CivicsEnglish / Language Arts
9-12
Live examination of the issues and events on Capitol Hill, featuring public-policy officials, a point/counterpoint segment, and viewer call-ins. Viewers nationwide are invited to e-mail questions to journal@c-span.org.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Follows the stories of segregated soldiers who participated in the invasion of Normandy.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Chronicles the events of Christmas Eve, 1914, when Allied and German soldiers called a truce and met peacefully to celebrate the holiday.
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HistorySocial StudiesTechnology
3-56-89-12
From Santa Claus to the Christmass tree, this is an enchanting look at some of the most beloved holiday traditions.
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ArtsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Takes a look at how the mecca for Broadway shows and New Year's Eve parties has changed over the years.
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English / Language Arts
6-89-12
This episode of Biography takes a look at the difficult life of one of the most famous and acclaimed writers of all time.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Re-enactments and expert commentary capture the life of the woman whose 50-year crusade was largely responsible for giving women the right to vote.
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History
6-89-12
From his birth to the dramatic circumstances of his death, this program examines one of history's most enigmatic figures.
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Arts
6-89-12
Explores the tumultuous life of the Russian composer.
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English / Language Arts
9-12
Series presents stories ranging from science fiction to modern morality tales.
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Arts
6-89-12
Examines how an influx of wealthy Russians changed the contemporary art scene in London.
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ArtsHistory
Explores a current art installation on Michelangelo's David.
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ArtsHistorySocial Studies
Chronicles the life and career of Dorothy Dandridge.
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English / Language Arts
Website geared to elementary-school students chronicles Dickens's life and works.
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English / Language ArtsHistory
Explores the author, works, and related places.
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History
Interactive website explores the WWII from a global perspective.
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HistorySocial Studies
Round-up of resources about D-Day, including video clips and interactive maps.
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History
Details the Christmas truce on the front lines in Germany during World War I.
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HistorySocial Studies
Video clip covers the evolution of Santa Claus.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
Website explores the life of the activist and her passion for equal rights for women.
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MathScience & Health
Video clip explores relationship between baseball and math.
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Spanish-language website includes latest environmental news.
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Pre-K
Preschool game explores features unique to China.
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Pre-K
Follow a train as he rides along the tracks and try to remember the order of the signals.
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Science & Health
Slide show highlights technology that is closing in on the magic of Harry Potter.
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Science & Health
Video clips from the Discovery Channel series The Universe in high-definition.
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Science & Health
Elapsed-time footage shows how emperor penguins huddle and share warmth to survive frigid conditions.
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Full episode of A&E's Intervention episode about huffing and the effect on teens and young adults.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
Interactive website is a companion to the C-SPAN series The White House.
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HistorySocial Studies
CNN website features the latest news and current events in the Middle East.
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Personal Development
K-23-5
Phineas and Ferb help Santa out of a bind and deliver gifts for all of Danville.
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Pre-K
Mickey and the gang have to help Santa when his sleigh breaks down.
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Pre-K
Mickey and friends help Martian Mickey find a treasure he needs for a celebration.
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6-8
The story of the life of the Buddha, an Indian sage who gained enlightenment as he sat under a fig tree.

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