We provide free quality online resources to cultivate the skills to authenticate, analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources and to provide historical context to current events.
Sign up to get the most out of NewseumED’s resources. Being a registered user gives you complete access to our library of primary sources, artifacts and videos, including copyrighted materials. Registration is free, secure and only takes a minute.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll discover how NewseumED makes history, civics and media literacy relevant to students’ lives. Our approach begins with using the First Amendment as a springboard to illuminate the challenges and ideals of our democracy and to cultivate the skills needed to make informed decisions in a diverse and demanding world. Leveraging the museum’s collection, we provide rich content, interactive tools and lesson plans that help students make historical connections to topics of high relevancy to them, notably current events.
NewseumED.org at a glance
- Optimized for mobile devices, tablets and desktops
- Hundreds of historic front pages, videos and artifacts
- 230+ lesson plans and activities
- Curated, standards-aligned content
- Interactive timelines and maps
- Thematic suites of resources on the civil rights and woman suffrage movements, Election 2016, and balancing individual freedoms and public good.
- New content added frequently
making a difference
We often get emails and comments from teachers, thanking us for our quality online resources and classroom-ready lessons. In an effort to quantify the impact on students’ learning, we hired the education nonprofit organization Project Tomorrow to survey teachers who used NewseumED.org resources in spring 2016. Here’s what they told us.
Tips and Treasures
- Looking for ways to incorporate NewseumED resources in your classroom? Check out these guest blogs from teachers and others for ideas and inspiration.
- Meet the NewseumED team and discover our favorite artifacts.
- Track the growth of Newseum Education from 1997 to today in our timeline of milestones.
- Need help with NewseumED content, website or registration process? Contact us.
“The depth of questions to spark curiosity, discussion and research are very beneficial. … Your focus on primary source documents is right in line with Common Core and research — love it!” Michele Galla, teacher, Wrangell, Alaska