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

  • Media Literacy

    Tell us what YOU need to teach media literacy

    February 6, 2018

    We recently received funding to develop a new suite of digital resources to help students access, analyze, evaluate and create information.  Get a free poster for participating in our short survey and a chance to win $500!

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Media Literacy

    Guest Lesson: Facts & Consequences of Fake News

    November 13, 2017

    In this classroom-ready lesson plan, an Ohio social studies teacher asks students to consider the implications of fabricated stories and how they can harm individuals and/or groups.

  • Case Study

    The Campus Speaker: A Case Study in Free Speech

    October 12, 2017

    Use this classroom-ready lesson to examine free-expression issues surrounding a controversial speaker invited to appear at UC Berkeley. We provide questions to help guide your students on if and when offensive speech should be banned, and what are the competing groups and interests.

  • Breaking News

    2017 Teacher Open House Recap & Resources

    October 12, 2017

    Here are links to presentations and resources from our teacher-to-teacher sessions on Oct. 7, as well as winners of our door prizes and photographs from this exciting day.

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