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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.

  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    The Cold War: The Media and the Message

    In studying the U.S. government's use of technology to shape public opinion and policy in this era, educators gain tools for teaching persuasion techniques.

    This class is for:

    • Educators
  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    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.

    This class is for:

    • Educators
  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    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.

    This class is for:

    • Professionals
  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    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.

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    You Can't Say That in School?!

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

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • Newseum Learning Center

    Speed of News

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

    This class is for:

    • Students

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