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C-SPAN American Writers

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Resource:C-SPAN American Writers
Provider:C-SPAN
Summary:Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 8-12, with parental supervision). Discover the power of words and its influence on shaping the course of our nation with this portion of the C-SPAN website.
Description:The American Writers series ran from March 2001 through July 2002 and explored "American history through the lives and works of American writers."

Using the drop down menu on the right of the page, visitors can select a time period from 1600 to 1975 and then a specific writer from that time period. After the selection is made, the page will load a summary about the author, a list of featured works, and information about the "Featured Place" from where the episode was presented. Select the "View Program" to open the episode. Video presentations run about 2 hours and include actor portrayal of the writer, interviews with subject experts, political commentary, viewer call-in conversations and more.

Some notable writers included in the series are:
  • William Bradford
  • Thomas Paine
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Lewis and Clark
  • James Fenimore Cooper
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Mark Twain
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Upton Sinclair
  • Will Rogers
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • John Steinbeck
  • Whittaker Chambers
  • William F. Buckley
  • James Baldwin
  • And many more.
As always, please be sure to preview the available content prior to allowing your students to access this site as there may be controversial and political information presented that some may find unsuitable for their family.
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Orientation:General
Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:8,9,10,11,12
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