International Spy Museum

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The International Spy Museum holds the largest collection of spy-related artifacts on public view in the world. Our mission is to educate the public about espionage in an engaging way and to provide a context that fosters understanding of its important role in and impact on current and historic events. Using espionage as a lens to view traditional curriculum, the Museum provides unique programs and resources for both students and educators.

2021-2022

2020-2021

2017-2018

Honorable Mention

2016-2017

2015-2016

Honorable Mention

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by International Spy Museum

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Cuban Missile Crisis simulation

Students become intelligence analysts at the CIA in 1962 examining declassified intelligence documents and U-2 photographs at various stages of the crisis. In this social studies standards-based lesson, students are challenged to make decisions...

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Forensics in Espionage

Students become forensic scientists and use real FBI forensic techniques to examine evidence, make recommendations, and use the scientific method to determine the identity of the mole.

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Hidden influence: A Workshop on Propaganda

Every day students are faced with different forms of propaganda. However, it is nothing new. Can your students identify the tools and techniques used to create successful propaganda campaigns?

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Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis

Spies go out into the world to collect secrets, but without analysis, there is no real meaning. 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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Operation Code Cracker

Sure your students are crafty, but can they become a code cracker on a top-secret mission? There's a mole in the operation. Black Ops has collected evidence from a suspect's apartment. Can your students decipher secret messages to reveal important...

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Red, White and Spy

Reporting to General George Washington, students will travel back in time to 1781 and craft a deception operation. Their methods: covert communication, invisible ink, and codes and ciphers.  Integrating primary documents into a live action...

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Spy Fiction Writer's Workshop

This unique writing workshop for young spies reveals the process of creating intriguing characters and spine-tingling stories. Spy Museum educators will also supply real spy stories, artifacts from the Museum’s collection and tools to get your...

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Spy School 101

Uncover the secret history of history through the unique artifacts and gadgets at the International Spy Museum. Students will also test their own tradecraft skills through some observe and analyze activities.

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Spy's Eye View

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...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Educators   educators@spymuseum.org
700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington District of Columbia 20024
2026540933
United States

http://www.spymuseum.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of International Spy Museum cover:

Gifted & Talented
International
Language Arts/English
Leadership
Mathematics
Problem Solving
Reading
Sciences
Social Studies/History
Technology/Information Science

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

Thank you so much for
sharing your time and knowledge with us today. We all agreed that your workshop
was the most interesting we have had this year. Your experience in guiding
students through this workshop was clear, your depth of understanding of was
incredible, and your ability to present the subject in such an interesting way
produced one of the most memorable virtual events this school year. – High
School History Teacher, San Jose, CA


Thank you for such a
wonderful virtual field trip! My students were engaged the entire time and you
all sparked an interest in them about the Cold War. They are still talking
about the experience and all they learned. Thank you for creating such an
incredible opportunity for them! – 8th grade teacher, Asheville, NC


We thought it was the best
virtual program that we have had for our grade level. I would highly recommend
it to others! – High School History Teacher, Little Falls, NJ


Thanks again…the kids were
engaged throughout, and it was a great turn out! Thank you kindly – they had a blast!!
– 7th grade Teacher, Canada


Best [virtual] field
trip ever even though it wasn’t at the museum – it was way better! – 4th
grade Teacher, Washington, DC