NewsHour Extra's Video ClipBoard is a teaching tool designed to make NewsHour content useful and relevant to high-school aged students. This site combines daily NewsHour reports with teaching tools and the resources of NewsHour's video library to bring relevant and valuable current events educational resources into the classroom.
The "Daily Video Clip" blog features a recent NewsHour video, selected for its relevance in the classroom. These video clips include a video summary, quotes, discussion questions and outside resources.
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5 MINUTES - The quotes are meant to be stand alone conversation sparkers that can be written on the board for students to respond to, whether or not you plan to use the video.
You can also use the warm-up questions to introduce a topic and then assign the video and discussion questions for homework.
10 MINUTES - Play the video and assign the discussion questions for homework.
15 MINUTES - Ask the warm-up questions, play the video and then use the discussion questions to process the information.
30 MINUTES - Ask the warm-up questions, pass out the quotes, or write them on the board and have students talk about what they think the statements mean. Show the video and then follow up with the discussion questions.
A WHOLE CLASS PERIOD - use the 30 minute activity and then have students do extra research to answer the discussion questions in a written essay. These essays can be submitted to NewsHour Extra for possible publication.
The video blog also has tools that allow teachers to share and comment on NewsHour Extra video and teacher resources.
Please use the comment feature to add tips about what worked and what didn't, links to other useful sites, and ideas about how to use the video and other resources.
In addition to the video blog, the ClipBoard also features topical video packages complied from thirty years of NewsHour footage. These packages feature NewsHour video segments, available in streaming format or to download, which put current events topics into their historical context via interviews and reports from the past.
For example, our package on oil prices starts with a piece from 1979 about frustrating lines at gas stations, travels to the floor of the commodities market to explores the effect of the two Gulf Wars on the price of oil, and ends with a 2008 author interview about the positive aspects of high oil prices.
The downloadable feature makes it easier for teachers with limited internet access to use video in the classroom because they can store the video on a disc or hard drive and play it in a class without the aid of a fast internet connection.