Welcome to the Digital Classroom, a free resource from Newseum Education
Primary sources, interactives, videos and lesson plans bring history, journalism and the First Amendment to life for students.
"Making a Change"
The five freedoms empowered individuals and groups working for change — and those resisting it. Individuals young and old, black and white, male and female, rich and poor became part of the movement. Some succeeded; some failed. But they all shared the belief that their voices and actions, supported by the First Amendment, had the power to change the nation.
"Making a Change" presents a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement by examining the role of the press and the First Amendment throughout this time. You'll find videos, primary sources, interactives and standards-aligned lesson plans. Please contact email@example.com with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Digital Classroom Resources:
- 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