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Digital interactive classroom history, civics resources

Posted By Laura Devaney On July 16, 2014 @ 12:01 am In Digital Learning and Tools,eClassroom News,Featured Site of the Week | No Comments

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

digital-SOTW [1]The Newseum Digital Classroom [2] 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
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