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  • Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers

    Can you navigate the flurry of fake news and strike a balance between being a cynic and a sucker? Get the tools you need to stay ahead of online tricksters and trolls.

  • Is It Fair? Evaluate Your Media

    Are accusations of bias clogging your news feed? Are your students quick to point out that something's unfair — but not as ready to explain why? Tune up your “fairness meter” to assess how objective or biased content really is.

  • On the Campaign Trail: The Battle for Votes

    Students learn the persuasion techniques used by candidates when running for office, deepening their ability to analyze a variety of media produced by campaigns and to help separate fact from fiction.

  • You Can’t Say That in School?!

    Students debate court cases to learn how far First Amendment protections extend in public schools, and why limits may be necessary.

  • Media Ethics for Students

    Is it OK to clean up a quote or broadcast unconfirmed information? Students become more critical consumers of news media by examining real-life case studies of journalists striving to be accurate, fair and clear.

  • From Facts to Firewalls: Leading Free Speech Debates

    Get the First Amendment background and media literacy techniques to help students understand where and how they can exercise freedom of expression in a world of social media and social protests.

  • The Civil War: From the Front Lines to the Front Pages

    Students see how technology affected news coverage and public perception of the Civil War, then create their own front pages with breaking news, maps and telegrams.

  • You Can’t Say That?!

    Students learn about restrictions to freedom of speech in public life, then debate court cases that determined when and why those limits apply.

  • Photo Ethics

    Students become more critical consumers of visual information by examining real-life case studies of photojournalists striving to be accurate, fair and clear.

  • Choose the News

    Students learn how a newspaper’s front page or website reflects the interests and values of the community, then work in teams to create their own front page or homepage.

  • Speed of News

    Students see how technology affects communication through hands-on exploration of telegraphs, typewriters, metal type sorts and more.

  • Believe It or Not?

    Students explore the basics of media literacy and practice using tools to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of a wide range of sources.

  • Battle for the Bill of Rights

    Through role-play and debate, students learn about Federalists, Antifederalists and the creation of the Bill of Rights.

  • Covering a Catastrophe

    Through the lens of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, students explore the unique practical and ethical challenges journalists face when covering breaking news.

  • Media Ethics — Educator Workshop

    Learn about the principles of ethical journalism — and how to teach them to your students — in this case-study-based professional development workshop.

  • First Amendment and Tinker

    Students learn about the groundbreaking 1969 Supreme Court case that protected student speech in public schools.

  • Navigating NewseumED

    In this hands-on introduction to our website, you'll learn how to find primary sources, videos, lessons and interactives to support your learning objectives in the classroom or on a field trip.

  • Reporting the Civil War

    Educators learn about the role of technology in shaping news coverage and public perception of the Civil War, and the evolution of professional journalism.

  • Front Page Frenzy

    With the day's front pages and a supersized board game, students learn about front page elements and purpose.

  • Fighting Fake News — Educator Workshop

    Arm your students with the skills they need to strike a balance between cynic and sucker as they navigate a media landscape where real and fake sometimes look all too similar.

  • Introduction to the First Amendment

    Students get a brief overview of the First Amendment rights and limits, and discuss what life would be like without them.

  • Making a Change for Students

    Students watch and discuss a Newseum-produced documentary about the role of the First Amendment freedoms in the civil rights movement and in protests today.

  • Free Press in America

    Through a case-study format, participants learn about the five freedoms of the First Amendment, limits to the freedom of the press and discuss modern day challenges driven by new technologies.

  • The EXPRESSway

    Celebrate freedom of expression in this fun museum experience.

  • Stop the Presses!

    In this one-hour team-building experience, discover how newspaper editors decide what stories make the front page every day, then race to design your own front page on deadline.

  • NewsMania™

    Test your news IQ by playing the Newseum's popular current-events game show that's as fresh as today's headlines! Great for team building.

  • Media Ethics Team Building

    This one-hour enrichment program introduces principles of ethical journalism to your team and gets them debating how news organizations cover today's stories.

  • Ace Reporter Challenge Scavenger Hunt

    In this team-building experience, groups race to solve five puzzles in the Newseum's galleries that culminate in an epic final challenge.

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