Students can describe and employ a wide range of communication tools and explain how the mode of communication influences the information we share.
This unit introduces students to the ways evolving technology has shaped news and information over time. It includes pre- and post-visit activities designed to bracket the Speed of News EDClass, plus a class-specific gallery guide. (The activities can also be done independent of a visit to the Newseum.) Through these experiences, students will try first-hand some of the many ways information travels and reflect on how different forms of communication – and their corresponding speeds – can shape our understanding of the world around us.
OBJECTIVE: Students can describe and employ a wide range of communication tools and explain how the mode of communication influences the information we share.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Elementary school
“It is such a wonderful museum experience for the children linking science and technology to the news of the day — past and present.” — Christine Calabro, teacher, St. John the Evangelist School