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    November 2019 E-Newsletter

    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.

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    October 2019 E-Newsletter

    Learn about our work continuing in 2020, free virtual classes, Media Literacy Week resources and more!

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    September 2019 E-Newsletter

    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!

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    August 2019 E-Newsletter

    This month get our take on how to best address conspiracy theories in the classroom, plans for our open house celebration, a call for Student Advisory Team members and more!

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    2019 Teacher Open House

    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.)

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    June 2019 E-Newsletter

    This month get our take on what can be done to counter the public's mistrust of the news media, Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary resources, a new exhibit on Jon Stewart, and more!

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    May 2019 E-Newsletter

    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!

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    School Library Connection Gives NewseumED Good Marks

    "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.

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    April 2019 E-Newsletter

    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!

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    March 2019 E-Newsletter

    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!

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    February 2019 E-Newsletter

    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!

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    Women's History Month Resources

    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.

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    Tinker at 50: Historic Student Rights Case

    Check out our resources to mark the 1969 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of Mary Beth Tinker and two other Iowa students who had been punished for protesting the war in Vietnam.

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    January 2019 E-Newsletter

    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!

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    December 2018 E-Newsletter

    Get info on our newest suite of resources dealing with free speech, free professional development opportunities at your workplace or the Newseum, media literacy surveys and more!

  • Announcement

    Let Us Come to You – Request a Free Workshop

    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.

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    October 2018 E-Newsletter

    Get info on our newest EDCollections on media literacy and free speech essentials, our speaking trips abroad, a free professional development workshop in D.C., and more!

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    Welcome to the New NewseumED.org!

    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.

  • Newsletter

    September 2018 E-Newsletter

    Check out what's new at this year's Teacher Open House, encourage your students to join our advisory team, take a free media lit workshop, and more!

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    August 2018 E-Newsletter

    Get info on our Teacher Open House on Oct. 6, the new content and look coming soon to our website, openings on our Student Advisory Team, and more.

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    NewseumED Named a 2018 Best Website by AASL

    The American Association of School Librarians recognized NewseumED for providing "enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators."

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    June 2018 E-Newsletter

    Get info on a $250,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to further media literacy education, updated election resources, free admission for children during summer, ISTE 2018, NCSS workshop and more.

  • Classroom Connections

    Half-Baked? The Supreme Court Decision on Masterpiece Cakeshop

    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.

  • Newsletter

    May 2018 E-Newsletter

    Get info on our newest online exhibit, "Photographic Lies in Stalin's Russia," our Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes, a religious studies summer institute and more!

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    April 2018 E-Newsletter

    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.

  • Classroom Connections

    50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination

    Explore our collection of newspapers, photographs and lesson plans relating to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the fight for social justice, and his death in 1968.

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    February/March 2018 E-Newsletter

    Check out our newsletter devoted entirely to resources and programs to help teachers and students discuss planned walkouts and increased student activism following the Parkland shooting.

  • Media Mention

    NAMLE Puts Spotlight on Us

    The National Association for Media Literacy Education interviewed Barbara McCormack, vice president of Newseum education, for its January 2018 bulletin.

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    January 2018 E-Newsletter

    Check out our Black History Month resources, a new ethics case study on whether to publish a photo of an execution, info on Girl Scout Day on March 3, and more.

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    December 2017 E-Newsletter

    Our year-end newsletter features activities and resources in our just launched Media Literacy Booster Pack.

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    November 2017 E-Newsletter

    Check out a guest lesson plan on the consequences of fake news, our endorsement from NCSS, "Yes Virginia" reading on Dec. 2 , our white paper on teaching media literacy and more. Not on our mailing list? Subscribe here!

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    Missing Piece in Media Literacy: The First Amendment

    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.

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    NCSS Endorses NewseumED's Website

    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.

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    October 2017 E-Newsletter

    Check out photos from our Teacher Open House, a new case study on hate speech, Cuban Missile Crisis resources, our partnership with Facebook and a survey on "Today's Front Pages" usage. Not on our mailing list? Subscribe here!

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    September 2017 E-Newsletter

    Learn about our Teacher Open House on Oct. 7, the Washington Post feature on our fake news class, National History Day resources, fall conferences and our ed tech tools sweepstakes.

  • Announcement

    On The Road - Fall 2017 Conferences

    NewseumED invites you to join us at a variety of educator conferences this fall, where we will be showcasing our media literacy and First Amendment resources.

  • Classroom Connections

    Free Speech: UC Berkeley Riots Over Campus Speaker

    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.

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    June 2017 E-Newsletter

    Find out what conferences NewseumED will be exhibiting and presenting at this summer, learn about the Media Literacy Maven's next Facebook Live and the closure of the 4-D movie.

  • Announcement

    On the Road - Summer 2017 Conferences

    Say "hi" to NewseumED staff at a variety of conferences this summer, where we'll be sharing our free resources on media literacy and the First Amendment.

  • Newsletter

    May 2017 E-Newsletter

    Discover NewseumED's vast collection of resources to teach media literacy, read a guest blogger's lesson on using Today's Front Pages in your classroom, and learn about the first name on our Journalists Memorial.

  • Newsletter

    April 2017 E-Newsletter

    Learn about NewseumED's summer institute July 12-14 on "Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World," our NCSS webinar on April 24, online resources on Watergate and World War I, and get tips from a guest blogger on creating case studies to challenge your students.

  • Classroom Connections

    Encouraging Students to Think Through Life’s Gray Areas

    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.

  • Classroom Connections

    2017 Newseum Summer Teacher Institute

    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.

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    March 2017 E-Newsletter

    Get a new approach to teaching 20th century history, plus learn about our #sstlap Twitter chat on March 23 and new Justice Ginsburg videos and lessons on NewseumED.

  • Newsletter

    February 2017 E-Newsletter

    Read about our "Fighting Fake News" pilot class and the Media Literacy Maven's weekly show on Facebook Live! Plus, we have two classroom-ready lesson plans on refugees and spotting bias in sources that you can download. Not on our mailing list? Subscribe here!

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    January 2017 E-Newsletter

    Learn about our Black History Month resources, #worldgeochat on Feb. 21, Girl Scout Day on March 4 and more!

  • Announcement

    On the Road: Fall 2016 Conferences

    From Texas to Florida to Maine, NewseumED staffers are traveling between now and the end of the year to present or exhibit at conferences nationwide.

  • Classroom Connections

    Book Bans Bump Up Against First Amendment

    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.

  • Announcement

    NewseumED Wins ECS 2016 Corporate Award

    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."

  • Classroom Connections

    2016 Annenberg-Newseum Summer Teacher Institute

    Join Annenberg Learner and the Newseum for a FREE three-day institute for educators who are actively using technology in their classrooms, whether through blogs, social communication tools or creating websites, but are looking for novel uses. Applications are due May 8.

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    On the Road: Spring 2016 Conferences

    NewseumED staff will be crisscrossing the country in the coming months to present and exhibit at conferences. Stop by and see us if you are attending any of these events.

  • Classroom Connections

    The 2015 Baltimore Riots: A Teachable Moment

    The Newseum believes that improving civic education has the power to improve our schools, communities and our democracy. The Baltimore unrest can be an entry point in your conversation with students.

  • Announcement

    Newseum Learning Module Endorsed by NCSS

    “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.

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