What you'll learn
You think today’s media is partisan and mean-spirited? This professional development workshop travels back to the days before the First Amendment became law to explore the role – and rancor – of the colonial press leading up to, during and immediately following the Revolutionary War. Participants look at early American history from a new angle, examining early conceptions of freedom of press and historic newspapers from the revolutionary era. Participants will leave with strategies and resources for incorporating historic newspapers and the First Amendment into their classroom lessons.
This workshop includes an interactive lesson with a Newseum educator, teaching strategies and resources, and a gallery exploration guide.
Free, with admission
- Learning Center (max 36)
- Your location
We also can present this class in your community. Contact us for more details: 202/292-6650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is for groups of at least 12 people. For more details on options or customizations (extra fee), please call the education reservation line at 202/292-6650 or write to email@example.com. Workshops must be requested at least one week in advance. We recommend arriving at the Newseum at least 15 minutes before your scheduled workshop time.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your workshop, please contact the Education Department at 202/292-6650 OR write to firstname.lastname@example.org before the date of your scheduled visit. All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds for no shows or unused tickets.
Assistance (e.g. ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact AccessUs at AccessUs@newseum.org or by calling 202/292-6453.