ANEW14 Alum: Do you still need to complete your post-institute requirements? Sign-up to give a 10 minute presentation on blended learning via Google Hangout to next week's advanced institute. 

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Using primary sources with second graders:  Here's a video clip of a lesson used to introduce Rosa Parks' contribution to the civil rights movement.

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Applications are now available for the FREE 2015 Summer Teacher Institutes: Primarily Digital: Teaching Media Literacy  to Plugged-In Students sponsored by Annenberg Learner.

This year there are TWO sessions: one for novices with limited experience with blended learning and one for advanced teachers who are already active creators of online content.  Advanced institute participants can apply for one of four $400 merit-based travel scholarships. 

 Have you used the Making a Change media map historic front pages? We're looking for co-presenters during our next webinar on Tuesday, April 21st from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  If you're interested, please email me or Jackie.

Title: Separating Fact from Fiction: Deconstructing Historic and Current Front Pages
Description: Can you tell which newspaper or media outlet got its facts right? How can you evaluate historic accounts from today’s perspective?  How does social, political, geographic and economic context affect news coverage?  Learn tools your students can use to deconstruct and analyze historic and contemporary front pages.

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Have you implemented Newseum education resources from ANEW14 in your classroom? We’d love to share your story!

Tell us what happened in 500 words or less using the following format: need, background, lesson plan, real story and results. (Click the link below for a sample teacher-submitted blog post.)

Submit your guest blog post to 

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You're Invited: Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference at the Newseum 

Separating Fact From Fiction — Historically, in Today’s Front Pages, and in The Teaching Profession.

Can you tell which newspaper or media outlet got its facts right? How can you evaluate historic accounts from today’s perspective? How does social, political, geographic and economic context affect news coverage? The teaching profession?  Get a close-up look at history-and historical coverage-in the making at the Newseum. Your afternoon starts with a guided gallery tour where you browse headlines, hear the voices of change agents and discuss the challenges of distilling truth in history. Next, explore artifacts from the Newseum collection with an archivist, and look for your own favorite example during your self-guided gallery exploration. The afternoon will include a small group activity where you analyze historic front pages from a variety of eras, compare how they reported on the same event, and then explore the fact vs fiction surrounding teaching in the press.
Grab a seat in the documentary theater and watch a sneak peek of The Road To TEACH, a one-hour documentary produced by Participant Media’s TEACH campaign and Roadtrip Nation.  Buckle up for adventure and see what three college students, all aspiring teachers, learned as they road-tripped across the country to interview inspiring educators, policy makers, and social activists who are redefining education—and reshaping the world.
After the screening, join the TEACH team and special guests for a “think and drink” reception.  Examine the myths surrounding the teaching profession, and brainstorm about the messaging needed to inspire and recruit the next generation.
Grab some food and drink, and be part of the discussion!  This is an evening not to be missed!
Tour and Workshop 3:00pm-5:00pm

Screening and Reception 5:00 pm-7:30 pm

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Happy February! 

In place of our monthly insider newsletter, we will be posting news and resources here within the community. 

Be sure to visit our blog throughout the month for special entries celebrating Black History Month! We'll be sharing lesser known stories of the civil rights movement, complete with ways to share the resources in your classroom. (Linked below.)

This month, we're proud to announce that we will be presenting at the American Alliance of Museum's annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will be held April 25 - 29. Presenting alongside us will be Stacie Pierpoint from +Annenberg Learner,  +Beth Gryczewski and our archivist Kat Wilmot. The title of the presentation is "Moving Collections from Onsite Cases to Online Conversations".  If you have any tips or tricks you'd like us to share, please let us know. 

Last month, along with +AAUW, we put together a webinar on the Women's Suffrage Module and how you can use it in your classroom. You can view it here:  

Have a great month!

We will no longer send out a monthly insider newsletter via email due to the survey results from December. If you would still like to receive an email on the inner workings of the Newseum Education department, please let us know!
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Hi all! Happy New Year! I know it's been a while now since the institute, but wanted to let you know that the full Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum resource is now up on and ready for use. And please share the link with others!

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For all of you teaching Soc St.  I usually do this every year for the holidays and talk about different kinds of crimes that exist.
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