Spy's Eye View

by  International Spy Museum

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Your students can gain first-hand knowledge of the shadow world of spying in a spy debriefing with a former CIA Case Officer or Analyst. In this 30-minute program, students will learn about the life of intelligence professional, how intelligence is collected and analyzed, and the role of spying in American government. Students will also have an opportunity to “interrogate” the speaker. A pre-visit classroom guide will be provided to assist you in preparing your students for this unique opportunity.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $400.00
Multipoint Premium: $400.00
Point to Point: $400.00
Point to Point Premium: $400.00

Program fee starts at $400 and depends on speaker fee. Full program fee is due at time of program.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Foreign/World Languages, Gifted & Talented, International, Leadership, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
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Booking Information

This program will be scheduled according to speaker availability.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

The program fee is non-refundable. If a program must be rescheduled, we require 48 hours notice. If a program must be cancelled due to weather, it can be rescheduled once within the same school year (depending on speaker availability).

About This Provider

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International Spy Museum

Washington, District of Columbia
United States

The International Spy Museum creates compelling exhibitions
and other learning experiences that shed light on the shadow world of espionage
and intelligence, educating and challenging each of us to engage critically
with the complex world around us.


Program Details


This program will begin with our expert giving a short biographical overview followed by fielding questions from the participants. The speaker may show artifacts, objects, and photos during the program.


The student will:
-engage in a discussion about spying and intelligence and it's role historically, currently, and in the future.
-explore ways in which the job of a "spy" is similar or different to other jobs.
-explain the difference between the FBI and the CIA.
-describe the role of intelligence/spying in our world.
-Dispel myths and misunderstanding about the secret world of spying and espionage.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Social Studies Curriculum Standards from Social Studies: Expectations of Excellence, published by the National Council for the Social Studies.

Standards into Practice: Examples for the Middle Grades
• identify and use key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity;
• identify and use processes important to reconstructing and reinterpreting the past, such as using a variety of sources, providing, validating, and weighing evidence for claims, checking credibility of sources, and searching for causality;
• develop critical sensitivities such as empathy and skepticism regarding attitudes, values, and behaviors of people in different historical contexts;
• use fund of knowledge of facts and concepts drawn from history, along with methods of historical inquiry, to inform decision-making about and action-taking on public issues;

• use appropriate resources, data sources, and geographic tools such as aerial photographs, satellite images, geographic information systems (GIS), map projections and cartography to generate, manipulate, and interpret information such as atlases, data bases, grid systems, charts, graphs, and maps;
• demonstrate an understanding of concepts such as role, status, and social class in describing the interactions of individuals and social groups;
• analyze group and institutional influences on people, events, and elements of culture;
• identify and analyze examples of tensions between expressions of individuality and group or institutional efforts to promote social conformity;
• identify and describe examples of tensions between belief systems and government policies and laws;
• examine persistent issues involving the rights, roles, and status of the individual in relation to the general welfare;
• describe the ways nations and organizations respond to forces of unity and diversity affecting order and security;
• explain conditions, actions, and motivations that contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among nations;
• describe and analyze the role of technology in communications, transportation, information-processing, weapons development, or other areas as it contributes to or helps resolve conflicts;
• explain and apply concepts such as power, role status, justice, and influence to the examination of persistent issues and social problems;
• give examples and explain how governments attempt to achieve their states ideals at home and abroad;
• examine and describe the influence of culture on scientific and technological choices and advancement, such as in transportation, medicine, and warfare;
• seek reasonable and ethical solutions to problems that arise when scientific advancements and social norms or values come into conflict;

• describe instances in which language, art, music, belief systems, and other cultural elements can facilitate global understanding or cause misunderstanding;
• analyze examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among groups, societies, and nations;
• describe and analyze the effects of changing technologies on the global community;
• demonstrate understanding of concerns, standards, issues, and conflicts related to universal human rights;