Favorite Videoconference: U.S. Senate

I’m still cleaning our old website, and archiving old things here on my blog. These are featured articles and video clips on our favorite content providers from 2000-2001 and we still love these providers and programs!

Content Provider
United States Senate in Washington, D.C. houses two Senators from each state. Through the power of videoconferencing it is possible to visit a Senator for a unique “Capitol experience.” Arrangements must be made ahead of time by contacting the office of the Senator first; then the videoconference center. The school must sustain any costs of the videoconference.

“I thought it was wonderful. It was really weird at first because you’re talking to a television. I learned a lot because you get to listen and then ask questions about anything that you don’t understand, which was great.”


Interview with Your Senator
This program consists of a short presentation by the Senator followed by a question and answer period. The Senator will also have some questions for the students. Students prepare questions ahead of time. Question time will be shared among the schools participating. Video clip from May 15, 2000. Get QuickTime.

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