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About NewseumED

NewseumED offers free educational programs, primary sources and standards-aligned resources that focus on history, media literacy, civics and the First Amendment.

Since 1997, we’ve produced educational resources and experiences powered by the content and collection of the Newseum. As part of the Freedom Forum Institute, our on-site offerings include free classes for visiting school groups, professional development workshops and adult team-building experiences. Online, we offer free access to historical front pages, videos and artifacts in the Newseum collection as well as lesson plans and interactive learning tools. In fall 2015, we debuted our new website and rebranded ourselves NewseumED. Within the first year, the number of registered website users soared 240%. We now reach over 11 million students, teachers and lifelong learners around the globe.

The rebranding gives us our own identity and demonstrates our commitment to provide educational tools to cultivate the skills needed to be well-informed and empowered participants in crucial conversations about our nation’s past, present and future. Our content is framed by the freedoms and ideals protected by the First Amendment, which acts as a springboard to explore more about the opportunities and challenges of our democracy.

“My teachers are excited to use the strategies in their classroom, as well as utilize their new found historical content knowledge to engage their students in exciting and tangible ways.”
Tim Smith, Tulsa (Okla.) Public Schools, after a professional development workshop

“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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