Saturday, November 8, 2008

Headlines Around the World: An Online Newseum

When important events such as a Presidential election occur, we can observe and read about their impact around the world through awesome Internet resources such as the Newseum front page gallery.  On this web page you can view the front pages of newspapers around the world on a given day.  In order to enlarge the front page of a newspaper for ease in reading, just click to load the pdf version.  

Here you see the front page of a European newspaper that foreign language students could read in Spanish.  Of course, social studies students could study global perspectives on a given event as well. When current events relate to any of our content areas or specific units, newspaper front pages from around the world can help our students develop a global perspective for the 21st century.  

Although the Today's Front Pages online exhibit doesn't keep all front pages from past dates, events of historical significance are kept in a front-page archive.  Other historical resources also are available on the main Newseum web page, which is an online version of the actual museum in Washington, D.C.  The Newseum site presents online exhibits and interactive materials related to historical news events and the relationship of journalism and the press to these events.  One of the current online exhibits involves Gmen and Journalists, with special information about the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover.  

Check out Today's Front Pages and the other online exhibits of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., then take your students on an online field trip soon!

Bonus Tip:  Watch this cool video about all the election headlines that poured into the Newseum right after the election.  

1 comment:

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