To support the Newseum’s exhibit on The New York Herald‘s coverage of President Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865, the Education Department has created a companion activity you can use during your visit.
This lesson plan focuses on coverage of the assassination and the idea that newspapers are the first draft of history. Help your students explore the challenges of covering breaking news in the 1860s and today. Then, show them how to synthesize their work and get published on the Newseum Education blog!
|Gallery Exploration Guide: Media Literacy and Lincoln|
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“President Lincoln Is Dead: The New York Herald Reports the Assassination” is on display through Jan. 10, 2016.