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Update: All slots are filled. We are no longer accepting applications.

We’ll travel anywhere in the United States – at our expense. (Yup, that's right.) We require a minimum of 40 participants. A workshop runs two to three hours, and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. It is appropriate for middle school, high school and college educators, curriculum developers, media specialists, district-level supervisors, and other education groups.

This is perfect for in-service training days! 

Workshop description: From Facebook harassment to football protests, social media and clickbait content collide for heated, emotion-driven debates about free speech laws and limits. How can you cool the temperature and set a facts-first agenda? In this three hour workshop, NewseumED provides teaching tips, historical context and classroom-ready lessons on free speech basics, contemporary issues and checking for bias. Participants leave with new ways to help students find and assess sources  — and themselves — for fairness to hold informed debates about their First Amendment rights.

There are a limited number of workshops available so act fast! Questions? Email newseumED@newseum.org or call 202/292-6650.

 

EDClasses & Training

  • From Facts to Firewalls: Leading Free Speech Debates

    Get the First Amendment background and media literacy techniques to help students understand where and how they can exercise freedom of expression in a world of social media and social protests.

  • Is It Fair? Evaluate Your Media

    Are accusations of bias clogging your news feed? Are your students quick to point out that something's unfair — but not as ready to explain why? Tune up your “fairness meter” to assess how objective or biased content really is.

  • The Civil War: From the Front Lines to the Front Pages

    Students see how technology affected news coverage and public perception of the Civil War, then create their own front pages with breaking news, maps and telegrams.

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