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"My class LOVED the two [virtual] lessons from the Newseum. I hope to continue to utilize this resource; it's a break from me standing in front of them... Maybe one day everyone can be educated on fake news (and ethics)."
— Jaime Fettrow-Alderfer, professor, Lebanon Valley College

 

NewseumED Receives Hearst Foundation Grant

We are grateful to The Hearst Foundation for a generous $250,000 grant that will help support and expand our onsite and digital media literacy classes, like the one pictured above, and professional development workshops. These opportunities will empower students and educators to evaluate and participate in the free flow of information that drives our democracy. Read more here.

 

See You in Chicago? We Hope So!

If you're attending the ISTE 2018 conference in Chicago later this month, please stop by booth 2368 to say hello and pick up some of our resources and swag. If you aren't registered and don't want to attend sessions, but still want to check out the hundreds of exhibitors, we have 10 complimentary guest tickets to the expo hall. We'll send them to the first 10 people who email [email protected] The expo-only tickets are perfect for Chicago-area educators with a few hours to explore.

 

Save the Date: Teacher Open House

Circle Saturday, Oct. 6, on your calendar to attend our annual Teacher Open House. During the day, educators will have the opportunity to sample NewseumED classes, tour the broadcast studios, attend gallery talks, learn how to navigate NewseumED.org and plan a field trip, and attend special programs and archivist sessions. Plus, we always have goodies for attendees. Sign up now to get an email reminder as the date gets closer.

 

Bring on the Elections!

Remember our great online content from the 2016 elections? We've updated it for this year's primaries and mid-term elections. Whether you use the EDCollection in the waning days of this school year, or wait until fall, you'll find historical context and tools to help your students navigate the current political scene. Go to Decoding Elections: Process, Persuasion & Participation.

 

The Summer Fun Deal Is Back!

Visiting the Newseum between July 1 and Labor Day? Make sure you take advantage of the Summer Fun Deal. With each paying adult, you can bring up to four kids under 18 free of charge! And, don't forget, you can buy tickets ahead of time, so get yours now! Get more information and tickets here.

 

Institute Explores Religious Studies in School

The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Summer Religious Studies Institute on July 10-12 at the Newseum. The program, open to K-12 educators, will examine religious freedoms and diversity as an academic discipline. Enrollment is limited. For more information and to register, visit NCSS's event listing here.

 

The E-Newsletter Will Take July Off

We wish all of our NewseumED users and supporters a safe and enjoyable summer! Recharge your batteries for the new school year.

 

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EDClasses & Training

  • Religious Liberty for Students

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

  • Religious Literacy for Students

    Students will be introduced to academically rigorous and constitutionally appropriate models for analyzing the role of religion in private and public life.

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