Newseum

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Newseum is a Washington-based “interactive museum of news and journalism”. On their main website (newseum.org) you can find out more about what’s available at the actual building in D.C., and you can also find Today’s Front Pages, where you can see the front pages of newspapers from around the world, sortable by region:

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Click on the map view and you can search for front pages geographically:

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Click on one of the front pages and you can create a “readable PDF” to add to your portfolios and use to read and highlight:

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Their Education sub-page has a Digital Classroom, where you can find a handful of video lessons on topics related to media and journalism, including lessons on Freedom of the Press, Media Bias, The Digital Revolution, Media Ethics and more. You do need to register (for free) to be able to watch the videos.

Here’s the Media Bias lesson. It includes a video, a summary of the topic, key questions and links to related content. You can download pdfs: a viewing guide and a related lesson plan (which includes US national curriculum standards). The videos that I viewed all had closed-caption/subtitles in the upper left corner.

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These lessons are also a good model for students who are making presentations and leading discussions on research topics: to have visuals, create a concise summary, ask “essential questions” and provide related links.

 

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