The West Wing

The West Wing Weekly is a podcast that discusses episodes on The West Wing that illustrate important points about how government works.

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The observation that The West Wing could take about how government works first appeared in Episode 6, "Mr. Willis of Ohio".  Using clips from the show like this one about the Census  would be a way to engage students in civics...

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Sorry, Donna.  I don't have any other examples.  I heard the podcast on TWWW, and thought it would be a good idea for #civics...

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Hi Peter, Thank you so much for sharing your idea! Using culturally relevant media to engage students in a topic can be a great launch for discussion and lessons. Do you have additional examples that you can share? You could start a shared Google Doc and start building out this idea. Please let me know if you have questions about next steps.