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Free Headlines That Changed History Poster

The poster features front pages from our four online EDCollections on woman suffrage, the civil rights movement, elections, and balancing civil liberties and public good.

Updated Sept. 25, 2017

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The back of the poster offers several lesson plans and activities, including understanding journalism as a first draft of history and using primary sources to build media literacy. Worksheets help students analyze key turning points in history, including major marches in Washington by advocates seeking the vote for women and racial equality. The activity can be adapted to compare marches then and now.

When you request a poster, we will also sign you up for a free account if you don’t have one already. The NewseumED website contains hundreds of historic front pages, artifacts, lesson plans, videos and more on media literacy and the First Amendment.  Registration gives you full access to our online collection and all four EDCollections:

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