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"Just a thank you to NewseumED and Ms. (Mary Beth) Tinker for providing this incredibly important learning opportunity. ... Students voluntarily gave up their lunch period" to watch the webcast on the First Amendment and student activism.
— Beaver Local High School, East Liverpool, Ohio

 

NewsLitCamp — No Bugs, Just Pesky 'Facts'

D.C.-area educators are invited to join NewseumED and the News Literacy Project on Saturday, April 21, for an engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring our staff and journalists from The Washington Post. Leave with a variety of media literacy resources to use with your students. This professional development event is for teachers in grades 6 through 12 and will be held at the Newseum from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register (it's free!) here. Space is limited.

 

Participate in a Free Expression Survey

NewseumED is beginning work on expanding its First Amendment and free expression curriculum. Teachers in grades K through 12, please help inform us by sharing your experiences in a short survey. You can access the survey here. The deadline to participate is April 20. The findings will be made public later this spring.

 

Summer Teacher Institute to Skip a Year

Our popular teacher institute is taking a summer break this year, but we're not. We'll be busy creating new content for two new EDCollections to be released in the fall. Plan to attend our Teacher Open on Saturday, Oct. 6, and check out our newest work. We'll wow you with lesson plans, videos, artifacts, case studies and more!

 

Student Civic Engagement Takes Center Stage

If you haven't had a chance, check out our online selection of front pages from the National School Walkout on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24. The papers are a good resource for discussing student rights and activism, and news coverage. Sarah Nichols, president of the Journalism Education Association, tweeted: "Powerful front page roundup for class discussion: News values, photo composition, headline writing."

 

Get Inspired: Free Webinar on Fostering Media Literacy

NewseumED's curriculum developer Kirsti Kenneth will lead a webinar on Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m. ET through News University, the Poynter Institute e-learning project. "Hooked on Junk News: Breaking Bad Habits and Rebuilding Trust in the Media" is free and open to educators, journalists and anyone interested in how to get started teaching media literacy or hone their approach for educating others about the value of rigorous journalism. Explore where news comes from, how it affects consumers' lives and how they can arm themselves with skills to evaluate information. For more information and to register, click here. (Registration gives you access to the archived replay.)

 

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    Students will be introduced to the principles that flow from the religious liberty clauses of the First Amendment.

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