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Navigating NewseumED

In this hands-on introduction to our website, you'll learn how to find primary sources, videos, lessons and interactives to support your learning objectives in the classroom or on a field trip.


Learn how to navigate, our online repository for all of our free resources for teachers and students.   In this 30-minute session, we’ll cover how to:
  • Find lesson plans, activities and videos by grade, topic and more.
  • Filter and share hi-res primary sources with your students.
  • Navigate our four thematic EDCollections.
  • Manipulate our interactive timelines and maps.
  • Download pre- and post-visit lesson plans and gallery guides to support your visit.
  • Book a free on-site or virtual class for your students.
"I was absolutely blown away by both the quantity and quality of the resources! It's not merely a collection of primary sources — [NewseumED] makes the resources relevant to students framing them around current issues and real-world connections." Heather Lister, librarian, Hershey (Pa.) Middle School

Booking Information

Newseum Education has a limited number of laptops onsite for educators to use during this session. We recommend your group has at least one device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) for every three participants.

Book a workshop at the Newseum

Virtual classes can be scheduled to coincide with your bell schedule. We currently offer virtual classes via GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Skype and WebEx. Let us know if your school uses another platform; we consider special requests on a case-by-case basis.

Book a virtual session

How to register and enroll

For more information or booking availability, please call the education reservation line at 202/292-6650 or write to Workshops must be requested at least one week in advance. Please be advised that your preferred date may not be available, so have at least two dates in mind. We recommend arriving at the Newseum no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled workshop time.

Cancellation policy:

Please notify us at least one week in advance if you must cancel your reservation.

Accessibility Questions?

Assistance (e.g. ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact AccessUs at or by calling 202/292-6453.

  • Themes:
    Historical Connections
    Media Literacy
  • Level:
  • Cost:
    FREE with registration
  • Duration:
    30 minutes
  • Days Offered:
    Mondays through Fridays
  • Time Offered:
    between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
  • Minimum Enrollment:
    20 participants
  • Grade:
    Professional Development
  • Formats:
    At the Newseum

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Incorporate NewseumED resources in your classroom or enrich your research project with rare, hi-res primary sources.


Dive into specially curated collections of primary sources and lessons on civil rights, women's suffrage and more.


Respond to breaking news and find new ways to teach standard topics with tips from NewseumED staff.

  • The primary and secondary resources are totally awesome!”

    Hassan Mims Social Studies, Grades 9-12
  • The Newseum is a unique experience. It connects real world events to the heart of each individual.”

    Jane Peterson English, Grade 8
  • All the content from NewseumED is high quality and fully accessible for my students. That makes it invaluable!”

    Shay Taylor Education Technology Specialist, Grades 9-12 and college