This fall, teachers will have free online access toa video vault featuring more than 60 years of historic news andinformation, thanks to a partnership between NBC News and HotChalk, anonline learning management system for K-12 education. To provideprimary-source multimedia content that far exceeds what is available intraditional textbooks, NBC News has made available more than 5,000video resources that can be used to supplement instruction in a widerange of courses. History students can watch the civil-rights movementas it happened and view interviews with key players; science studentscan see recreated footage of the Ice Age or watch today’s arcticshelves disintegrate into the ocean; and government classes can haveaccess to the latest news on immigration, the presidential race, orinternational relations. Teachers can sign up at HotChalk.com to usethese new resources free of charge for the fall 2007 semester, thoughcontinued use after this period will require a school buildingsubscription through HotChalk. "When students can see and hear theevents and people that made history, such as President Kennedy’s speechabout freedom to throngs of people at the Berlin Wall, they engage. TheNBC News videos naturally draw students in, leading to deeperunderstanding of the subject at hand," said Edward Fields, HotChalk’spresident and chief executive.

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