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Supporting Innovative Education for Millions of Students

NewseumED believes that democracy thrives when its participants can effectively analyze the media they consume, produce and share every day.


In order to deeply engage students in learning these key classroom and civic skills, educators require primary sources and opportunities for students to interact with and make sense of their curriculum. Primary sources provide a first-person viewpoint, allowing students to learn by connecting with another human story instead of an intangible concept. Additionally, they allow students to interpret ideas for themselves, developing analysis and critical thinking skills. However, these kinds of curated resources are scarce, can be difficult to access for schools in remote locations and also can be costly to educators.

Unique – and Free


The notice about the duel is reprinted from the New York Evening Post, a newspaper that was founded by Hamilton in 1801.

Newseum Collection

Thanks to our partners and sponsors, NewseumED can provide free access to thematic digital collections of lesson plans, interactives, and primary and secondary sources to more than 12 million teachers and students. This free online resource room connects students to an ever-growing array of historical front pages, photographs, video interviews, engravings and newsreels and the information to put them in context, and provides teachers with flexible lesson plans and materials that are standards-aligned, including Common Core. Students and teachers gain access to artifacts in our museum’s collection, which contains over 35,000 print news pieces dating back to 1493.

For information on sponsoring content on or media literacy training for your community, please contact Sergio Furman, chief development officer, at 202/292-6289 or  

EDClasses & Training

  • The Civil War: From the Front Lines to the Front Pages

    Students see how technology affected news coverage and public perception of the Civil War, then create their own front pages with breaking news, maps and telegrams.

  • You Can’t Say That in School?!

    Students debate court cases to learn how far First Amendment protections extend in public schools, and why limits may be necessary.

  • You Can’t Say That?!

    Students learn about restrictions to freedom of speech in public life, then debate court cases that determined when and why those limits apply.

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