A Virtual Tour of Washington With Dr. Jill Biden

Tomorrow at 1pm ET Discovery Education is hosting a free virtual field trip to Washington, D.C. for elementary school and middle school classrooms. The virtual field trip will take students to six landmarks in Washington, D.C. Along the way students will hear from Dr. Jill Biden, Yolanda King (granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. ) and a handful of experts on the history of Washington. You can register your classroom for the field trip right here

The places that will be featured in the virtual field trip are:

  • The White House
  • The U.S. Capitol Building
  • The Supreme Court
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Discovery Education has prepared a companion guide for tomorrow’s virtual field trip. You can access that guide as a PDF here. The guide includes questions for students to think about before the field trip, during the field trip, and questions for debriefing after the virtual field trip. 
On a related note, DocsTeach has a lesson plan about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That lesson plan is centered around analysis of a primary source document.


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