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Visit Washington, D.C. Virtually
In celebration of Presidents' Day, treat your students to a trip around the many famous landmarks and buildings in Washington. D.C. You will also find curricular activities, interactives, and immersive experiences to help your students understand the capital of the United States.
Find more than 60 collections (including virtual tours), about 500 stories (including online exhibits to visit virtually), thousands of photos, and 65 museums by typing “Washington, D.C.” into the search on the top right side of your screen.
Take your students on a trip to the zoo! Learn fun facts and statistics about the giant pandas at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. This site includes a panda cam, video clips, physical descriptions, and conservation information.
Learn about the Holocaust through the Holocaust Museum’s digital resources. Explore the museum's collections to view documents, artifacts, and online exhibits and discover the first-hand stories of those that survived the Holocaust.
Use the filters on the site to locate numerous videos, lessons, primary sources, and more you can use with students in grades three and up. Complete lessons include correlation to Common Core Standards, handouts, and rubrics for assessment.
Choose to tour featured areas like permanent, current, and past exhibits and take advantage of narrated tours. Click on a featured exhibit to view a map of the exhibit area, then hover over the hotspots to learn more.
In this lively, colorful simulation, students become part of a campaign by creating a candidate avatar, selecting either Democratic or Republican issues, participating in debates, and developing a media campaign.
Beautifully executed and packed with unique features, this virtual tour is billed as the "second best way to visit Mount Vernon" and doesn't disappoint. Click on the three dots with a checkmark in the lower right corner to find a menu of places to see.
360Cities will have your students spinning in circles with excitement. Search “Washington, D.C.” to see fantastic options, including more than 230 panoramic tours to explore. Take a trip to all of the monuments in one day!
This White House tour uses Google Maps’s street view tools to show the inside of America's most famous home. Use the circle tool in the upper left corner to rotate around the room, then click on objects to get a closer look and more information.
Interact with the star spangled banner by clicking on various hot spots on this site. You can play a game called Collect the Stars that requires you to collect 14 stars by answering quiz questions. There’s also a link for educational resources.
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