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.
Staying fresh and fluent in today’s media landscape isn’t easy. Do you have the chops to steer clear of junk news or make a post go viral? This evolving pack of resources — including infographics, videos, historical sources and activities — offers tools for boosting your media savvy. Whether you want to hone in on reliable sources, better understand how news is made or take a more active role in the information cycle, this is your launch pad for mastering media literacy.
The Media Literacy Booster Pack is made available in partnership with American Association of University Women (AAUW).
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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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.
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 made available in partnership with American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Stumped by the media mayhem and roaring rhetoric of political campaigns? 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?