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.
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.
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.
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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