KS Kapālama High School AP Government kumu Umi Perkins (far right) and his haumāna were among the groups to visit C-SPAN's interactive multimedia bus aimed at increasing civic and community engagement among learners.
KS Kapālama haumāna got an inside look at D.C. politics last week. C-SPAN – the Washington, D.C.-based public affairs network – brought its interactive multimedia bus to campus last Friday as part of its Bus 50 Capitals Tour. Students learned about C-SPAN’s high-tech educational resources aimed at increasing civic and community engagement among learners. Teachers were treated to free customizable C-SPAN classroom tools.
“It was a hands-on mobile civics lab that helps students understand the critical role media play in society,” said KSK High School AP Government kumu Umi Perkins. “I don’t know if young people automatically understand that role – so it was valuable that they were able to see and experience it for themselves. I think the most important thing was that they discovered a personal connection between those in Congress and themselves.”
The bus will be making stops at schools and landmarks on O‘ahu and Maui through August 25.