AIR DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Aida Donald on President Harry Truman (1 hr.)
Author Aida Donald on President Truman's early career in politics, election to the United States Senate, and his nomination to be Franklin Roosevelt’s running mate in 1944.
KEYWORDS: History, Executive Branch, Harry Truman, World War II, Hiroshima

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C-SPAN's 2015 Summer Teacher Fellowship

Are you considering professional development opportunities in 2015? C-SPAN is pleased to announce that the application process for our Summer Teacher Fellowship is currently open.

C-SPAN’s annual Teacher Fellowship program invites three (3) teachers from across the country to join us in our offices in Washington, DC. The Fellows will spend four weeks during July collaborating with our Education department to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources. Each Fellow receives an award valued at $7,000 which includes housing and travel expenses. Applicants should have a high familiarity with C-SPAN’s programs and be able to demonstrate their successful integration of C-SPAN’s programming and lessons into their classrooms.

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