Channel One News Launches Searchable Video Library

NEW YORK – Channel One News, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company, today announced the launch of the Channel One News Video Library, a user-friendly, searchable database of nonfiction videos and interactive activities tied to current events.

As educators increasingly look to customize their own lesson plans, the Channel One News Video Library is a comprehensive resource of Channel One News’ video segments and activities created with one goal in mind: to help students interpret the news and spark important conversations around current events.

The Channel One News Video Library includes:

  • 2,200 Channel One News video segments, searchable by grade, subject area and keywords
  • 1,200 video transcripts
  • Interactive, standards-aligned content including slideshows, timelines, discussion questions, writing prompts and quizzes tied to specific video segments 
To help educators seamlessly integrate current events into their daily lesson plans, each piece of content is searchable by subject, grade level and topics such as geography, college and career readiness, the environment, STEM, politics and health. Educators can also filter results by skills and strategies such as critical thinking, compare and contrast, problem solving and cause and effect.

Later this fall, Channel One News will roll out themed content packages covering significant news events, like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, climate change, the Constitution and the life and death of Nelson Mandela.

Channel One News General Manager of Digital Products, Sharleen Smith, said: “As we gear up for another exciting school year, we’re thrilled to offer educators a robust video library that aggregates the very best of our award-winning news videos and supplemental, standards-aligned activities. Over the last few years, we’ve recognized several simultaneous needs in the teaching community: educators are looking to seamlessly integrate more current events into their lesson plans; they’re adopting new teaching environments like BYOD and flipped classroom; and many of them are looking to align their daily lesson plans to newly-implemented standards. We’re proud that this video library addresses all of those needs in one, easily searchable database.”

The Channel One News Video Library is available for Channel One News subscribers. For more information, visit

About Channel One News 
Channel One News, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) company, is a digital content provider focused on encouraging young people to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens. The Company’s primary offering, Channel One News, is a daily news program with supplementary educational resources, aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), to help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations. The Peabody and Telly award-winning Channel One News program is broadcast to approximately 5 million young people in upper elementary schools, middle schools and high schools across the country.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by more than 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit 

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