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Our online tools make history, civics and media literacy relevant to students’ lives by leveraging the Newseum Collection to provide surprising and enlightening approaches to today’s pressing issues. We use the First Amendment as a springboard to illuminate the challenges of democracy and the importance of making informed decisions in a diverse and demanding world. Read why we feel First Amendment and media literacy should be linked in education. 

“The depth of questions to spark curiosity, discussion and research are very beneficial. … Your focus on primary source documents is right in line with Common Core and research — love it!” — Michele Galla, teacher, Wrangell, Alaska


Through our programs and online tools, we now reach more than 11 million students, teachers and lifelong learners around the globe. In an effort to quantify the impact on students’ learning, we hired the education nonprofit organization Project Tomorrow to survey teachers who used resources in spring 2016. Here’s what they told us.





NewseumED travels around the country and the globe to present on media literacy and First Amendment topics, ranging from how to lead conversations about controversial topics to the perils of propaganda. Contact us (202/292.6650 or to learn more about our speakers and presentations.

“Thank you for your commitment to education on the American press; we believe that the U.S. media, while not perfect, is a great example to foreign nations of what a strong, vibrant, free press can be.” — David Kierski, U.S. Embassy in Guinea, after a virtual class



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EDClasses & Training

  • From Facts to Firewalls: Leading Free Speech Debates

    Get the First Amendment background and media literacy techniques to help students understand where and how they can exercise freedom of expression in a world of social media and social protests.

  • Is It Fair? Evaluate Your Media

    Are accusations of bias clogging your news feed? Are your students quick to point out that something's unfair — but not as ready to explain why? Tune up your “fairness meter” to assess how objective or biased content really is.

  • The Civil War: From the Front Lines to the Front Pages

    Students see how technology affected news coverage and public perception of the Civil War, then create their own front pages with breaking news, maps and telegrams.

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