NewseumED To Unveil Redesigned Website

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We’ve been very busy revamping the Newseum digital classroom website, and we think you’ll be excited about all of the new tools and interactive features. The new structure and look comes with a new name — NewseumED — which reinforces our commitment to education.

All your favorite content from the former digital classroom website (modules on the civil rights and women’s suffrage movements) and the Newseum Education website (classes and training opportunities, field trip information, blog posts, etc.) will now be in one easy-to-use place. The site is designed for educators both planning a Newseum visit and not.

NewseumED has a soft launch this week and will be previewed in four sessions during Teacher Open House on Oct. 3. It will officially launch in early October.

Key Features of NewseumED

  • Improved site navigation so you can drill down quickly to the content you need for your classroom or visit.
  • Better search functionality to help you easily find primary sources, activities, lesson plans, and more.
  • Fully responsive design, which means you can view our content on any device or screen size you choose.
  • Content meets needs of elementary, middle, high school teachers, and  college educators lifelong learners including:
    • 86 standards-aligned lessons and activities
    • 540 hi-res primary sources with explanatory text including rare pamphlets, historic front pages, original newsreels, and more
    • 2 EDCollections – these thematic exhibits of primary sources showcase First Amendment and media literacy issues in U.S. history.
    • 14 thematic units – curated collections of lesson plans and gallery guides tied to make the most of a Newseum visit
  • Opportunity to learn from other teachers through the EDCommunity
  • Opportunities for teachers to submit class work for publication in an EDCollection

We hope you enjoy our new site and welcome your feedback. Email us at educationprograms@newseum.org and let us know what you think.

“From the First Amendment to 9/11, NewseumED has impressive digital content for every unit I teach.” — Alan Weintraut, AP English teacher

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