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EDClasses & Training

Find information about free standards-aligned workshops for students visiting the Newseum, plus virtual classes, professional development for teachers and adult team building programs. Note: Beginning July 1 - September 4, classes and programs will be offered on a limited summer schedule.

  • Learning Center

    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 – and help combat the fake news cycle.

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • Online and/or Newseum Learning Center

    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.

    This class is for:

    • Educators
  • Newseum Learning Center, Documentary Theater and/or Virtually

    On the Campaign Trail: The Battle for Votes

    Candidates know that it’s not just what you say, but how you say it. In every election season, the candidates and supporters compete to shape viewers’ opinions and garner their votes. Examine historical and contemporary campaign ads, learn how to navigate conflicting messages and leave empowered to separate fact from fiction.

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    The EXPRESSway

    Celebrate freedom of expression in this semi-guided museum experience. This program combines individual exploration, hands-on interaction and customized keepsakes.

    This class is for:

    • Students
    • Professionals
  • Newseum Learning Center

    Media Ethics for Educators

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

    This class is for:

    • Educators
  • Documentary Theater and/or Knight TV Studio

    NewsMania™

    Test your news IQ by playing the Newseum’s popular current-events game show that’s as fresh as today’s headlines!

    This class is for:

    • Professionals
  • Newseum Learning Center

    Media Ethics Team Building

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

    This class is for:

    • Professionals
  • Newseum Learning Center

    Stop the Presses!

    In this one-hour experience, discover how newspaper editors decide what makes the front page every day, then race to design your own front page by deadline.

    This class is for:

    • Professionals
  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    Ace Reporter Challenge Scavenger Hunt

    In teams, race to solve five puzzles in the Newseum's galleries that culminate in an epic final challenge.

    This class is for:

    • Professionals

Stay Connected with NewseumED

EDTools

Incorporate NewseumED resources in your classroom or enrich your research project with rare, hi-res primary sources.

EDCollections

Dive into specially curated collections of primary sources and lessons on civil rights, women's suffrage and more.

EDIdeas

Respond to breaking news and find new ways to teach standard topics with tips from NewseumED staff.

  • The primary and secondary resources are totally awesome!”

    Hassan Mims Social Studies, Grades 9-12
  • The Newseum is a unique experience. It connects real world events to the heart of each individual.”

    Jane Peterson English, Grade 8
  • All the content from NewseumED is high quality and fully accessible for my students. That makes it invaluable!”

    Shay Taylor Education Technology Specialist, Grades 9-12 and college