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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.

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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 – and help combat the fake news cycle.

    This class is for:

    • Students
  • 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 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
  • Newseum Learning Center and/or Documentary Theater

    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.

    This class is for:

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

    Media Ethics for Students

    Students become more critical consumers of news media by examining real-life case studies of journalists striving to be accurate, fair and clear.

    This class is for:

    • Students

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