January: 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
Geared to elementary school students, this animated series, based on the popular children's book, uses national literacy standards as inspiration.
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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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English / Language Arts
K-23-5
Series follows WordFriends, 3D animated characters who use words to meet challenges and go on fun adventures.
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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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HistoryScience & HealthTechnology
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Series offers a close-up look at many aspects of animals and nature.
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ArtsMathScience & Health
6-89-12
Series investigates a wide range of scientific issues.
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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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CivicsTechnology
9-12
Series examines the people and issues that shape telecommunications policy.
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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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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists and educators at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
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English / Language Arts
9-12
Series presents stories ranging from science fiction to modern morality tales.
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6-89-12
CeCe turns to a tutor for help to pass a test and reveals that she has dyslexia.
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Personal Development
6-89-12
Oscar creates a fake girlfriend to fit in with his friends.
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Pre-KK-2
The Movers use pantomime to communicate with someone who doesn't speak English.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Tom Brokaw takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
The civil rights movement told through the small, personal stories of the men, women, and children who lived through this turbulent time.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Experts reveal how Pericles helped sow the seeds of western civilization by transforming Athens.
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HistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
Explores this symbol of the Roman Empire.
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Ethics & CommunitiesHistory
6-89-12
Chronicles the life of the Chinese sage.
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Ethics & CommunitiesHistory
6-89-12
Profiles the man who took a great nation on his shoulders and changed the world.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
3-56-89-12
Explores Dr. King's ideas, thoughts, and causes.
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6-89-12
Explores the riveting, life-affirming journey of the Dalai Lama.
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Looks at the growing epidemic of pediatric obesity that threatens to become a full-fledged public health crisis.
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ArtsTechnology
6-89-12
Video clip discusses Diego Rivera's involvement with the construction of Rockefeller Center.
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ArtsScience & Health
6-89-12
Video clip profiles a Hawaiian artist who sculpts with molten lava.
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English / Language Arts
6-89-12
Video clips explores Austen's decision to publish anonymously.
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CivicsEthics & CommunitiesHistory
6-89-12
History.com roundup of resources on Martin Luther King Jr.
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ArtsCivicsHistory
6-89-12
History website chronicles the key points in the Civil Rights movement.
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ArtsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
History.com featured topic explores this iconic symbol of Rome.
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Ethics & CommunitiesHistory
6-89-12
Biography Channel web page chronicles the life of the Chinese philosopher.
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CivicsHistorySocial Studies
6-89-12
This Biography Channel featured web page chronicles the personal and political life of King.
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MathScience & Health
3-5
Website geared toward younger kids discusses Einstein's love of mathematics.
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Languages
6-89-12
Video hub for Discovery Channel's Spanish site.
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Pre-K
Characters from Imagination Movers tell stories.
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Pre-K
Preschoolers can help Manny build toys.
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Science & Health
6-89-12
CNN's Health section includes current stories and news reports on the medical field, nutrition, and mental health.
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Science & Health
3-56-89-12
Slide show of the December, 2010 lunar eclipse.
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CivicsSocial Studies
9-12
C-SPAN's politics website includes all the current happenings on Capitol Hill and around the country.
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Personal Development
6-89-12
Nickelodeon marks the first anniversary of the devastating Haitian earthquake with a look at the lives of children who are living with the aftermath.

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