Rich Newberg, Founder
Educators strive to cultivate an exciting learning environment.
Today’s K-12 teachers seek to engage students with relevant learning tools integrating modern technology.
“This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire…”
-Edward R. Murrow on Television’s Potential
Teachable Moments in Time delivers history and addresses social issues through award-winning broadcast journalism. Its lessons are delivered through a powerful, primary source for learning.
“Journalism is the first rough draft of history.”
– A phrase popularized by Phillip Graham,
publisher of The Washington Post
Employing television news reports as teaching tools is an extremely effective means of energizing students, building key comprehension skills and addressing current social issues. Video is powerful and familiar to today’s students, raised with smartphones and tablets. With Teachable Moments in Time, history comes alive through the eyes of journalists and newsmakers in an up-close and personal way.
“Our job is only to hold up the mirror – to tell and show the public what has happened.”
Teachable Moments in Time draws on a vast collection of award-winning documentaries and special reports from journalist Rich Newberg’s archival film and videotape. Topics include civil rights, environmental issues, lessons from Holocaust survivors, the abortion debate and struggles of the mentally ill. Short video segments grab students’ attention through sight and sound, enhancing comprehension and increasing motivation and enthusiasm.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
History – represented through the moving image
These actual news reports of real-life events are available for use in your school system. Interested in learning more about Teachable Moments in Time? Contact us today.
“Seeing is believing.” – Ancient Proverb.