StudentCam is C-SPAN’s video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues affecting their communities and the nation. This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (five- to six-minute) videodocumentary on a topic related to the 2019 competition theme: “What does it mean to be American?” Students must choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience. With cash awards totaling $100,000, C-SPAN will award prizes to 150 student documentary winners and more than 50 teacher advisers. Interested applicants will find this opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
The Smithsonian Libraries is calling for applications for the 2019 Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Award. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library in New York is the host location for 2019.
Thousands of intimate records from Theodore Roosevelt’s life are now available in a digital archive compiled by the Library of Congress. According to the library, its collection of Roosevelt’s papers has become the world’s largest, with 276,000 documents and more than 460,000 images from his time as governor of New York, his days as a cavalry officer in the Spanish–American War, and his role as president in the early 1900s.