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Browse tips, classroom ideas, collection highlights and breaking news connections from the NewseumED staff.

  • Historical Connections

    50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination

    April 4, 2018

    Explore our collection of newspapers, photographs and lesson plans relating to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the fight for social justice, and his death in 1968.

  • Media Literacy

    Missing Piece in Media Literacy: The First Amendment

    November 6, 2017

    While media literacy teaches students how to analyze, evaluate and even make their own content, it often fails to instill an understanding of why these skills are so important and necessary in the first place.

  • Media Literacy

    Examples for Evaluating Online News: Teacher Resource

    May 8, 2018

    This collection of links includes fake, real (but surprising or hard to believe) and problematic (where truth and error or spin combine) news stories. Since bogus stories often disappear from the internet (and sometimes real stories, too), you’ll also find an archived link for each story that will remain usable even if the original link breaks.

  • Civics & Citizenship

    Special Events on Student First Amendment Rights

    March 2, 2018

    Join us for two programs on March 13 to help teachers and students prepare to discuss or participate in the National School Walkout and/or the March For Our Lives. The day begins with a Q&A with Mary Beth Tinker on student rights and activism.

  • Media Literacy

    The Media Literacy Maven

    January 17, 2018

    A member of our Education staff on Facebook Live provides tips and tricks on how to navigate the murky waters of fake and misleading news. View past episodes here.

  • Historical Connections

    MLK and Black History Month Resources

    January 9, 2018

    Hundreds of free online historical newspapers, videos and lesson plans draw connections to civil rights battles then and now.


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