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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. *Classes and workshops are booked for groups of at least 10 people. Unfortunately, we do not offer classes and workshops for individuals.* Note: Beginning July 1 - September 4, classes and programs will be offered on a limited summer schedule.

  • 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

    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

    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 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

    Believe It or Not?

    Students gain tools to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of online sources, then put theory into practice analyzing websites.

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • Newseum Learning Center

    Front Page Frenzy!

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

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    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 catastrophic breaking news.

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • Newseum Learning Center

    Choose the News

    Students learn how a front page reflects the interests and values of the community, then work in teams to create their own front pages.

    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

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