The Newseum, the museum well-known for its daily collection of front-pages from throughout the world, has just unveiled a special site for educators and students called NewseumEd (thanks to Emily Hanford for the tip).
It has tons of materials, much of which looked fairly decent.
However, as far as I’m concerned, the “jewel” of the resources there are its EDCollections. They are in-depth teaching units on specific topics. Right now they have two: on the Civil Rights Movement and the other on women’s suffrage.
They have upcoming ones on September 11th and another on the elections.
I’m adding this info to The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet.