Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis

by  International Spy Museum

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Spies go out into the world to
collect secrets, but without analysis, there is no real meaning. Analysts comb through
collected intel to find connections and patterns, sniff out deception, and give
context – all while avoiding the mental traps that can skew their results. Now
it is your students’ chance to test their skills, uncover their cognitive
biases, and dive into the world of intelligence analysis!


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About This Program


Multipoint: $150.00
Multipoint Premium: $150.00
Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $150.00
By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $150.00

Full payment must be received no later than one week prior to the date of the workshop. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or checks. The International Spy Museum will NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. If you cannot pay until after, the program please let us now one week prior to workshop.

FREE FOR TITLE ONE SCHOOLS: Visit https://www.spymuseum.org/education-programs/access-to-spy/title-1-schools/ for more information.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, International, Leadership, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

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

Offered Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST. Before or after hours have an additional fee of $100.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations up to 14 days prior to the virtual workshop date are eligible for a full refund. After that, the Museum is unable to issue a refund. 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 availability).

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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


1. This program will begin by discussing what intelligence analysis is, followed by immediately doing a couple of brain games with students (focusing on cognitive biases).
2. The program will end with an analysis exercise focusing on the hunt for Osama bin Laden and whether he is at a compound in Pakistan. (PLEASE NOTE: students do NOT need to have knowledge of 9/11 and the hunt for bin Laden to participate in this workshop).


At the end of the program, students will be able to :
- define what intelligence analysis is and why it is important
- understand cognitive biases
- learn techniques that real intel. analysts use today