Teaching Resources

On this page you will find featured resources available to assist in course and lesson planning for media history instructors. You also can find archives for primary sources to use in class on our Research Resources page.

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Featured Syllabi

Featured Assignment

Making History Personal, writing prompt (Jane Marcellus, Middle Tennessee State)

Teaching Our Journal

Visit the American Journalism website for lesson plans based on articles in the journal.

Featured Video


Why study history?
Ross Collins (North Dakota State) shows this short video to catch students’ attention during the first day of his history of journalism class. He uses it to kindle student enthusiasm in media history and provide a basis for discussion of the importance of history in their daily lives.

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