The application period for this workshop has closed.
Thanks to a generous grant from Wells Fargo, the Newseum is excited to offer a FREE open-enrollment professional development opportunity for D.C. metro area school teachers. The day-long event will include a hands-on “Making a Change” workshop, the opportunity to explore artifacts from our collection with an archivist, lunch, a guided tour and time to explore the museum on your own. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion, a resource bag to take home and a one year subscription to the Digital Classroom.
This workshop revisits a time period and movement that educators already know well, but poses new questions: How did civil rights activists use the First Amendment to achieve their goals? How did Martin Luther King Jr. harness the power of the news media? Participants view a Newseum-made documentary based on primary sources that invites them to look at the civil rights movement from a different angle and tackle an activity that bridges the gap between social movements then and now. Teachers also receive resources and strategies to bring their new knowledge back to their students.
Wells Fargo is the exclusive sponsor of this professional development workshop.