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Teacher Open House

"The resources from @NewseumED are outta this world! I'm very excited to use them in Current Events this year!"
— tweet from Miss Saf @safsocialstudy


Teacher Open House Is Almost Here!

We've added some new and exciting programs to this year's slate of 40 breakout sessions on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Newseum. You will want to take in our keynote panel at 11 a.m. on improving media literacy, featuring The Washington Post education reporter Valerie Strauss. Admission to Teacher Open House is free for educators and school and community librarians. Find more information here. Don't forget to register in advance for a chance to win door prizes. Come and enjoy the day, like last year's attendees, pictured above.


'A Matter of Fact: Your Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy Essentials'

We've raided the reporter's toolbox to bring you our newest suite of media literacy tools! "A Matter of Fact" launches on Oct. 6 and will be demonstrated at Teacher Open House. Mark your calendars to visit us at and explore our latest, free resources which will include:

  • 11 lesson plans
  • Infographics
  • Videos
  • Interviews with experts
  • Primary sources from the Newseum's collection


Free Media Literacy Workshops for Teachers

Thanks to a generous grant from Wells Fargo, NewseumED is offering two free professional development workshops at the Newseum on:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
  • Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019

Each workshop includes breakfast, lunch, classroom materials, an archivist session and six hours of professional development. Using the phenomenon of fake news, attendees will explore the complexities of how information is created, spread and consumed, and they will be given tools to help students spot problem stories. Throughout the workshop, primary sources and case studies will be used to bring these issues to life while participants explore strategies on how to help students use technology to discern misinformation. Apply now for the Nov. 3 workshop.


Encourage Your Students to Join Our Team

NewseumED is looking for energetic and dedicated middle and high school students to join the Student Advisory Team for the 2018-2019 school year. The team works with education staff on new lessons, curriculum and programs. Applications are due Oct. 3.


Need Election-Related Resources?

Check out our EDCollection "Decoding Elections: Process, Persuasion & Participation" for free resources to help your students wade through the media mayhem and rhetoric of political campaigns. Our resources provide historical context and tools to analyze campaign messages and support healthy classroom dialogue.


Online PD on First Amendment and Religious Studies

Designed with teachers' and administrators' busy schedules in mind, the Religious Freedom Center has launched Constitution 2 Classroom, a First Amendment professional development series that provides tools and resources for productively addressing religious subjects in the curriculum and broader school environment. Start learning today!


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