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

  • Historical Connections

    Free Civil War Poster

    October 9, 2015

    The map on the front page of The New York Herald shows the location of rebel forces in Virginia in 1861.

  • Media Literacy

    Guest Blog: #HuckFinn Through H@ndles

    September 18, 2015

    Annette Spahr, an English teacher at Harrisburg Academy in in Lemoyne, Pa., and 2015 Annenberg-Newseum Summer Institute alum, offers a lesson plan on a unique way to blend digital tools and social media into teaching literature.

  • Case Study

    How Much Is Too Much?

    August 26, 2015

    The murder of a TV news team raises important ethical questions. To help your students explore issues about content use and sources during a tragedy, NewseumED offers two related classroom-ready case studies.

  • Civics & Citizenship

    Living History With Mary Beth Tinker

    June 18, 2015

    Mary Beth Tinker joined Newseum Education staff in co-teaching a class on the First Amendment to students visiting from Oakton High School in Oakton, Va.

  • Case Study

    Case Study: True Threat or Venting?

    June 1, 2015

    The Elonis v. United States case is ripe for discussion by students over what forms of expression are or are not guaranteed in the Constitution — and the blurry line in-between.

  • Case Study

    Watergate Case Study: ‘Deep Throat’ and Anonymous Sources

    May 31, 2015

    Decades after the Watergate scandal, Mark Felt publicly revealed that he was the mysterious "Deep Throat” who guided Post reporters in their investigation. We offer a case study that examines the reliance on a source who insists on not being identified.

  • Case Study

    Case Study on Ethics: The Final Examination

    May 15, 2015

    As the school year heads into final exams, we share with you a case study about the ethical dilemma a student faces after he sees a classmate cheating.

  • Breaking News

    The Baltimore Riots: Newseum Resources

    May 1, 2015

    As events in Baltimore continue to unfold, use Newseum resources to make connections in your classroom. Here is a list of relevant resources and lesson plans that relate to the events in Baltimore. Resources fall into three categories: media literacy, historical connections and civics and citizenship.


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