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Explore important topics in-depth using primary sources, artifacts from the Newseum’s collection and interactive learning tools.

Explore important topics in-depth using interactive learning tools, multimedia primary sources and artifacts from the Newseum’s collection and beyond. Each EDCollection brings together rare archival materials, primary sources, original content and standards-aligned lesson plans to provide an immersive learning experience. Dive in to encounter fresh perspectives on history and engage with today’s most pressing issues and debates.

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Freedom in the Balance EDCollection
The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, forced us to reconsider the balance between protecting public safety and protecting First Amendment freedoms – our cornerstone rights of religious liberty, free expression and political action. Twenty-two case studies explore how this debate has evolved from friction among Founding Fathers to cybersecurity standoffs.

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Making a Change, one of our EDCollections
Explore how the First Amendment shaped the civil rights movement. Hundreds of historical newspapers, videos and photographs reveal how the five freedoms empowered the people fighting for change – and those fighting against it. Be inspired by history and draw connections to the civil rights battles that continue being fought today. Interactive features include a timeline of the movement’s history and a map of front pages from across the country covering civil rights milestones.

Women's Rights EDCollection

Delve into one of the largest online collections of primary sources and historical periodicals about the women’s suffrage movement. From early national conferences to the founding of publications dedicated to women’s rights, suffragists embraced the First Amendment and pioneered dramatic new forms of protest. Discover how social movements throughout history and today have built on this legacy. Interactive features include a timeline with nearly 300 front pages, photographs and objects from the suffrage movement and a map of pro- and anti-suffrage artifacts from across the country.

Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less is exclusively sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).


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Stumped by the media mayhem and roaring rhetoric of this presidential race? Get historical context and tools to demystify election procedures, decode campaign messages and make your voice matter. Eleven case studies help students excavate the meaty issues from the political mud and prepare them to answer: Is there a better way?

Election 2016 is exclusively sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

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