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  • Civics & Citizenship

    Book Bans Bump Up Against First Amendment

    September 13, 2016

    Students may be surprised to learn that some popular books have been the target of banning efforts. Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are and J.K. Rowlings's Harry Potter series are but two of hundreds of books that some school boards, community members, or parents have tried to keep children from reading.

  • Historical Connections

    Teach Your Students to Analyze Primary Sources

    July 15, 2016

    Open your students to different points of view and historical connections with hundreds of free downloadable primary source artifacts. Sign up to view the full collection.

  • Historical Connections

    Compare Newspaper Coverage of Brown v. Board Ruling

    May 17, 2016

    The landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) struck down the legality of segregation in U.S. public schools. Have students analyze how three newspapers covered one of the major turning points in the civil rights movement.

  • Historical Connections

    Oops! Wrong Headlines Through History

    April 25, 2016

    It isn't always easy to get the news out both quickly and correctly, especially when deadlines to start the presses loom. Here are some high-profile erroneous headlines from the Newseum collection that prove that journalism mistakes are timeless.

  • Historical Connections

    Historically, April is a Tragedy-Filled Month

    April 14, 2016

    A month that traditionally springs forth colorful images of yellow daffodils and green grass is also — sadly — associated with blood, yellow ribbons and funeral black. In the USA, many of the April tragedies have been the result of domestic terrorism.

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