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C-Span's Student Cam - Student Documentary Competition

posted Sep 26, 2018, 6:46 AM by Terri Morrison
Topic: What Does It Mean To Be American?
Grades 6 - 12      Deadline: January 20, 2019

This year, C-SPAN is asking students to create a 5-6-minute video documentary on the theme: “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AMERICAN? Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience." Students are asked to evaluate how this right, characteristic or event is upheld in our society or challenged by current events. Rights or characteristics may include aspects of democracy, opportunity, liberty, justice, equality, diversity, unity, individualism, other rights, guiding principles or shared values.

Completed videos must be submitted to www.studentcam.org by Jan. 20, 2019.

The C-SPAN Education Foundation awards 150 student and 53 teacher prizes, totaling $100,000 in cash. All student winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $250-$5,000, and teachers who are listed as faculty advisors will have a chance to win cash prizes of up to $750.

For more details about the competition, FAQs, teacher testimonials and past winning videos, please visit www.studentcam.org. If you have any questions, email the C-SPAN Classroom team at educate@c-span.org.