In this First Five column from the Freedom Forum Institute, NewseumED encourages people to celebrate Bill of Rights Day on Dec. 15 by breaking the cycle of ignorance and misinformation that threatens our fundamental freedoms.
Discover our new website with resources to recognize and deflect propaganda, what conferences we'll be presenting and exhibiting at, how to book a virtual class, and ideas for National History Day projects.
Check out our digital resources to help with your back-to-school curriculum planning, learn about our free virtual classes and our upcoming public education campaign to make you propaganda-proof, and more!
Join us for our 10th and final fall Teacher Open House at our Pennsylvania Avenue location on Saturday, Oct. 5. Use this opportunity to visit the museum before it closes on Dec. 31. (Advance registration is now closed. Register on-site that day.)
This month get our take on the increasing number of disinformation campaigns surrounding the 2020 presidential election, information on upcoming conferences and our latest virtual media literacy class, and more!
"NewseumED is an important tool for the youth of today as they are constantly inundated with virtually-mediated messages and information," according to the review by School Library Connection, a resource center for school librarians and media specialists.
This month get our take on the ethical issues surrounding news coverage of the mosque shootings in New Zealand; classroom activities on timely topics; information on upcoming conference presentations and library programs; and much more!
This month get our take on a prescription for fighting vaccine misinformation, upcoming conference and library presentations, Women's History Month resources, First Amendment issues in the news and more!
This month get our take on what's missing in the Covington discussion, resources for Women's History Month and the 50th anniversary of the Tinker students' rights case, info on our new community media lit program, and much more!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Congress passing a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote. Use our free online resources to explore the history and struggles of the suffrage movement.
This month get information on Black History Month resources that look at how First Amendment freedoms were used in the struggle for racial equality, Girl Scout Day on March 2, free travel workshops, all-expenses paid conference for journalism students, and more!
NewseumED is offering free professional development workshops at your school or in your district. Get the First Amendment background and media literacy techniques to help students understand where and how they can exercise freedom of expression in a world of social media and social protests.
We’re leveling up! All of the things you may have used in the past — lesson plans, artifacts, timelines, booking tools and more — are still here, but dressed in a sleek new look with improved functionality.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided to “punt” earlier this week on one of its most controversial cases of the year, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission — leaving existing laws and loopholes for religious freedom in place.
Get info on NewsLitCamp, a free media literacy webcast, archived front pages from the National School Walkout and March for Our Lives, a survey on teaching about the First Amendment and free expression, and a summer institute update.
While media literacy teaches students how to analyze, evaluate and even make their own content, it often fails to instill an understanding of why these skills are so important and necessary in the first place.
The social studies education association recognizes the website that helps students understand the historical underpinnings of today’s issues, sharpen their analytical skills, and make informed decisions in a diverse and demanding world.
Use this classroom-ready lesson to examine free-expression issues surrounding a controversial speaker invited to appear at UC Berkeley. We provide questions to help guide your students on if and when offensive speech should be banned, and what are the competing groups and interests.
A summer institute alum got unexpected — and welcomed — outcomes when she created a real-life case study on shoplifting to hone her students' reading and writing skills. In this guest blog post, Shelley Sheets provides a DIY design to help you make case studies to fit your curriculum needs.
Join NewseumED for "Truth, Lies and Consequences: Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World." This FREE three-day collaborative institute July 12-14 is for educators seeking new ways to elevate their students’ media savvy and empower their free expression. Applications are due May 7.
Students may be surprised to learn that some popular books have been the target of banning efforts. Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" and J.K. Rowlings's Harry Potter series are but two of hundreds of books that some school boards, community members, or parents have tried to keep children from reading.
The Education Commission of the States Corporate Award recognizes "a for-profit corporation, nonprofit organization or foundation that has demonstrated a sustained commitment to improving public education in the United States."
Freedom in the Balance uses a case study approach to tackle crucial debates in our country's past and present, among them: Is hate speech protected? Are all religions treated equally? What is aiding the enemy?
“Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less: The First Amendment and the Women’s Suffrage Movement” has been endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies, an association dedicated to supporting social studies education.
The Newseum is honored to announce a gift of $110,000 from the For Action Initiative (FAI) and the Families of September 11 Organization. The donation will fund a new "Teaching 9/11" learning module on the Newseum’s innovative website for teachers and students.
To help students understand what happened and why on that fateful day, the new curriculum will be designed in the same way as Newseum lessons on the five freedoms of the First Amendment – by immersing students in interactive exhibits and classroom lessons on media ethics, “choosing” the news and what constitutes student speech.
The First Amendment protects five freedoms of expression--we have resources to help foster these freedoms for all. On this page we've compiled a list of resources for students, educators, parents and life-long learners.
Last year, before his arrest for covering the coup in Myanmar, journalist Han Thar Nyien sent a message: “If I get arrested, please tell the world.” Currently, Ukrainians have taken to social media to share powerful images to keep the world informed of the reality of the invasion there. What can we do with the critical information that journalists and citizen reporters send out of conflict zones?
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“NewseumED offers a wealth of resources for educators on media literacy, including lesson plans, artifacts, and case studies. They also offer virtual classes and professional development for educators.”
“NewseumED is an incredible tool that gives students access to primary sources that can help teach media literacy and provide a closer look into historical events past and present.”
“At a time when the concept of 'truth' has become pretty shaky, having access to primary sources has never been more important. NewseumED deserves a place on every history teacher’s list of go-to resources.”
Cult of Pedagogy
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Applied Educational Systems
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"Top 5 Media Literacy Lesson Plans and Resources"
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“My students now are interested in the news, understand media bias and are aware of checking multiple sources to properly evaluate.”
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