Classroom Europe Media Kit

For Rick Steves Classroom Europe, I've selected the most teachable moments from my Rick Steves' Europe TV shows, and broken them into short video clips for teachers to use in the classroom. I appreciate the challenges educators have, especially these days, and the passion they have for inspiring their students to learn. This project is a joy for me to offer and a small way of saying "thank you" to our teachers.

— Rick

Press Release

Rick Steves Launches Free Video Library for Educators

More than 400 short clips help teachers engage every student in European history, art, culture, and geography 

Website: classroom.ricksteves.com

March 18, 2019, Edmonds, Wash — Rick Steves recently launched a new online resource for teachers and students — Rick Steves Classroom Europe™. This free video library is packed with more than 400 teachable video clips curated from Rick Steves' Europe TV episodes. Teachers can search the video database, select any number of short clips, and build playlists to enhance their lesson plans. It's fast, fun, easy…and totally free.

"I believe that the future stability, security, and prosperity of our nation depends on our education system — and that depends on our teachers," says Steves. "To thank and empower them, for years I've been working on this idea. And it's finally here."

For Rick Steves Classroom Europe, Rick personally selected his most teachable moments. These short video clips (mostly three to five minutes) cover a vast range of topics: From touring the ancient Roman Forum to learning why people in Barcelona speak Catalan, to visiting a vibrant market in the south of France, to pondering why pilgrims trek 30 days across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This ad-free site contains hundreds of such short and engaging clips.

Steves says, "I appreciate the passion teachers have for inspiring their students to learn. This project is a joy for me to offer and my small way of saying thank you."

All are welcome to visit classroom.ricksteves.com and enjoy.


About Rick Steves
Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves' Europe, with its headquarters in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle. There he produces a best-selling guidebook series on European travel, America's most popular travel series on public television, a weekly national public radio show, a weekly syndicated column, and free travel information available through his travel center and ricksteves.com. Rick Steves' Europe also runs a successful European tour program organizing small-group tours that take more than 30,000 travelers to Europe annually. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. 

Contact: Chaney Kourouniotis, chaney@ricksteves.com, 425-771-8303 x255

Program Descriptions

Rick Steves Classroom Europe™ (37 words)

Rick Steves' free resource for teachers and students includes more than 400 ad-free video clips from the Rick Steves' Europe TV show covering European history, art, culture, and geography. Visit classroom.ricksteves.com.

Rick Steves Classroom Europe™ (70 words)

Rick Steves' free online video library helps teachers engage every student in European history, art, culture, and geography. Ad-free and packed with more than 400 teachable clips from Rick Steves' Europe TV episodes, teachers can search the video database, select any number of 3- to 5-minute clips, and build playlists to enhance their lesson plans. It's fast, fun, easy…and totally free. All are welcome to visit classroom.ricksteves.com — and enjoy.

Rick Steves Classroom Europe™ (120 words)

Rick Steves' free online video library helps teachers engage every student in European history, art, culture, and geography. Packed with more than 400 short clips (three to five minutes each) from Rick Steves' Europe TV episodes, teachers can search our ad-free video database, select any number of short clips, and build playlists to enhance their lesson plans. From touring the ancient Roman Forum to learning why people in Barcelona speak Catalan, to visiting a vibrant market in the south of France, to pondering why pilgrims trek 30 days across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, Rick personally selected his most teachable moments. It's fast, fun, easy…and totally free. All are welcome to visit classroom.ricksteves.com — and enjoy.

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Rick doing book research in Bern, Switzerland. Download image

 

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Rick filming his TV show in Scotland. Download image

 

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@RickSteves has created a free resource for teachers 

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– with 400+ video clips from the public television show Rick Steves' Europe

covering European history, art, culture, and geography.

– Check it out at classroom.ricksteves.com
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– Try it out at classroom.ricksteves.com
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– Let the teachers in your life know about classroom.ricksteves.com

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Rick Steves has created a free resource for teachers 

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covering European history, art, culture, and geography.

– Check it out at classroom.ricksteves.com
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– Try it out at classroom.ricksteves.com
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– Let the teachers in your life know about classroom.ricksteves.com

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