Teacher Open House: “Freedom in the Balance”

April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Free admission for educators* and $11 admission for up to five guests.
Teacher Open House: “Freedom in the Balance” @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join the Education team for our first ever Spring Newseum Teacher Open House to celebrate the launch of our newest EDCollection, Freedom in the Balance. Explore the issues of freedom vs. national security that have long existed in the United States, but that 9/11 brought to the fore of public life. The EDCollection’s primary sources, lesson plans, interactives and case studies help students identify and debate key issues in U.S. history, from the 1700s to today.

Learn about our resources for teaching 9/11 and First Amendment freedoms during a day filled with sample classes, gallery talks, workshops and resource materials to take home. Lunch will be provided.

Teachers who registered in advance will receive a USB drive filled with resources.

Advance registration is closed. Please register onsite in the Annenberg Theater Lobby on Level 1.

Classes, Workshops, Programs and Tours

  • Participate in Learning Center classes.
  • Explore rare front pages not on display to the general public.
  • Take a 9/11 gallery tour and find connections to your curriculum in the Newseum’s exhibits.
  • Attend special sessions featuring 9/11 family members on the importance of teaching the complex issues of conflict and consequences of the event.

Networking Lunch in the Teachers Lounge 

  • Chat with representatives from the Families of September 11.
  • Learn tips for making connections to 9/11 across the curriculum.

Win Prizes

  • Family four-pack of Newseum tickets
  • Professional development workshop for up to 36 teachers
  • Newseum Press Pass family membership

Discounts in the Newseum Store and Food Section

For Action Initiative

Families of September 11 Organization

The Spring Teacher Open House is made possible by the For Action Initiative and the Families of September 11.

* Valid teacher ID required to receive free admission and to participate in programs. Must be a current teacher, principal, counselor, librarian, college professor, school district or state level staff. Retired teachers are NOT included. Valid forms of ID include: school identification; pay stub; letter from the principal on school letterhead; insurance card; union card; letter of intent to home school, issued by a government agency or school district.


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