Government on Wheels
Eighth-grade students at Hildebrandt Intermediate got the opportunity to climb aboard the official C-SPAN bus on Monday as a part of the organization’s Southern Swing Tour.
C-SPAN is a nonprofit news organization whose mission is to provide the public open, non-biased access to information about the federal government.
Since 1993, the C-SPAN bus has toured the country to inform and enlighten, giving entire communities the opportunity to come face-to-face with the federal government.
“This is our way to get out of Washington D.C. to talk to students, educators and the public about what we do at C-SPAN and really bring the field trip to the students,” C-SPAN Marketing Manager Heath Neiderer said.
Kent Clingerman from the Harris County Precinct 4 Community Assistance Department was also present to shine a light on local government roles and professions for the students.
“Anytime that we’re able to get in front of students, it’s a good day,” he said. “When a group like C-SPAN comes in that focuses on national government but invites the local government to piggyback on what they’re doing, we can explain the differences and how we work together.”
In addition to touring the bus, students were able to ask questions and explore their knowledge of the government.
“Going on the bus and learning about everything in person was my favorite part,” student Mia Giordano said.
Evangeline Mitchell, the U.S. History teacher who helped organize the event, explained that the hands-on aspect of the C-SPAN bus helped students see how the concepts they discuss in the classroom apply in real life.
“This event is truly Promise to Purpose coming to life,” she said. “This gives the kids the chance to see the resources and opportunities available to them in the world.”
Hildebrandt Principal Lauren Marti expressed gratitude to everyone who made the event possible for this group of learners.
“The biggest thing is just thanking our teachers for stepping up as leaders and doing this on their own and bringing this to my attention – this was 100 percent my teachers’ doing,” she said.
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