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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.

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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9/11 – The Intelligence Angle: Teacher Professional Development Workshop

As the world approaches the 20th anniversary of these terrorist attacks, the International Spy Museum will host a virtual teacher professional development workshop to examine the crucial role intelligence played leading up to, during, and...

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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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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

Lucy Stirn   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:

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

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

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



Thank you for such a
wonderful virtual field trip. My students were engaged the entire time and you
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



Thanks again...the kids were engaged, and it was a great turn out! :) Thank you
kindly they had a blast! – 7th grade teacher, Canada



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



That was superb! It was
a really memorable and enjoyable experience. Fantastic! - Middle and high
school English Teacher, Kent, England



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