2016 Annenberg-Newseum Summer Institute alum Shelley Sheets got unexpected — and welcomed — outcomes when she created a real-life case study on shoplifting to hone her students’ reading and writing skills. She provides a DIY design to help you create a successful case study.
Teachers and others share ways to uses NewseumED resources in the classroom. Find all our guest blogs in one place. Be inspired by your peers' ideas.
In this classroom-ready lesson plan, an Ohio social studies teacher asks students to consider the implications of fabricated stories and how they can harm individuals and/or groups.
California teacher Stacy Yung reflects on her three days at the Newseum learning new ways to incorporate media literacy and citizenship in her classroom.
2016 Annenberg-Newseum Summer Institute alum Erin Lange shares the PowerPoint she used in a session at the 2016 Newseum Teacher Open House.
“If we want students to be engaged in issues that matter, then we have to teach them skills that make the issues accessible and provide ways to participate,” says a Maryland AP Language teacher whose goal is to have her students learn to advocate for themselves and their community.
In a refresher on the First Amendment freedoms, Kristen Rowe says “my class was quick to name press, speech and religion, but not one of the 30 students could name petition or assembly.”
2016 Annenberg-Newseum Summer Institute alum Susan Ikenberry provides a classroom-ready activity to help students recognize and evaluate the multitude of perspectives and biases present in the news media. Students then write a briefing paper on an international topic.
This lesson plan lets students examine news decisions in the coverage of the historic vote in June 2016 and plot how they would have covered it for a fictional newspaper.
Elementary school teacher Megan Bird challenges you to rethink what you do in the classroom and try one new thing to impact learning.
Lisa Mayo, a teacher from Pennsylvania, recounts her participation in the 2015 Newseum Summer Teacher Institute and the ideas she’ll take back to the classroom.
A NewseumED intern identifies artifacts in our online collection that can enhance students' understanding of the historical context of books and film adaptations.
Andy Cunningham, a middle school teacher in State College, Pa., shares his lesson plan on using newspapers to learn about the world and community.
Get to know the man hailed as a defender of a free press and who may have inspired Abraham Lincoln’s anti-slavery beliefs.
Annette Spahr, an English teacher at Harrisburg Academy in in Lemoyne, Pa., and 2015 Annenberg-Newseum Summer Institute alum, offers a lesson plan on a unique way to blend digital tools and social media into teaching literature.
A Newseum Summer Institute alum uses Google tools extensively in the classroom and shares an assignment on First Amendment freedoms.
Students learn how journalism and public opinion shaped policy decisions during World War II with a case study on the 1939 refugee bill and debate.
This lesser known, but important civil rights leader, helped form the Congress of Racial Equality and used nonviolent strategies to fight segregation.
The virtual class format engaged Orange County, Calif., students with technology in meaningful and authentic ways.
A summer institute alum provides a lesson designed to help students think about how we read news, how that news influences our world view, and how to recognize bias both in ourselves and in the media.
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