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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 and/or Documentary Theater

    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.

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • 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

    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

    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

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EDTools

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