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C-SPAN Classroom has introduced new enhancements to its web site for middle and high school social-studies teachers. The upgrades are designed to make it easier and faster for educators to incorporate C-SPAN’s public affairs and political programming into their classrooms. Social-studies teachers now can download free video clips; search archived and current video by keywords; and create personalized user areas for their favorite clips. Recent video clips include a discussion about civil liberties between Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and ACLU President Nadine Strossen, as well as President Bush’s press conferences about the war in Iraq. In addition to the new features, C-SPAN’s site includes lesson plans, discussion questions, and other resources for teachers. C-SPAN Classroom video content is copyright-free, with no time or usage restrictions. All resources are linked to state and national civics and social-studies standards and are available free of charge.

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