Digital interactive classroom history, civics resources

By Laura Devaney
July 16th, 2014

Flexible, free digital resources help students delve into history, journalism, and more

digital-SOTWThe Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages through our lenses of historical connections, media literacy and civics. Comprehensive yet flexible lesson plans are designed for middle, high school and college teachers and students. Primary sources, interactives, videos and lesson plans bring history, journalism and the First Amendment to life for students.

Digital Classroom resources include:

  • Flexible, ready-to-teach lesson plans and handouts
  • Standards-aligned content, including Common Core
  • Integrated interactives that support media literacy, critical thinking skills and civic engagement
  • Hundreds of primary sources, including historic front pages, photographs and newsreels
  • Video lessons and viewing guides
  • Extension activity ideas
  • Opportunities for students to submit their work

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura