Lesson Plans & Activities


The International Spy Museum offers a variety of lesson plans, activities, and resources for classroom use. From the Civil War to 9/11 and beyond, these free, downloadable publications and resources give you ready-to-use ideas and activities as well as materials to bring SPY to life in your classroom.

9/11: The Intelligence Angle

The International Spy Museum created these lesson plans and activities to support student understanding of the role that intelligence played leading up to, during, and following the events of September 11, 2001.

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From Ballroom to Battlefield

The International Spy Museum is pleased to offer this educator guide filled with lesson plans and resources to view this integral moment in history through the lens of intelligence.

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The Enemy Within

This companion Educator Guide to the International Spy Museum's traveling exhibit provides educators with a tool to examine the history of terrorism in America and its past, present, and future implications.

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Student Spy Guide

This pre-visit guide helps you plan your visit and provide your students with a memorable and valuable experience at the Museum.

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Educator Guides

These guides are designed to assist middle, secondary, and university-level educators preparing for student group visits to the Museum.

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