In light of this pandemic, we know most schools have chosen to shut their doors for the rest of the year and switch to distance learning. For many teachers, that means you've lost access to many classroom resources because you have to work from home. But that doesn't mean your students are unable to experience museums, theater, or historic sites!
Over the past month, many museums have uploaded or made virtual tours of their exhibits. In an effort to continue to inspire your students, we've put together a complete listing of all the free online resources we could find.
Check out the full listing here on our Distance Learning page, but here are a few highlights from the list that will get you excited for virtual field trips.
George Washington's Mount Vernon
In an effort to help support teachers, Mount Vernon has started daily live-stream events every weekday that focus on different aspects of mansion life. They've also released a Digital Resource page for teachers, and published their distance learning broadcasts on their website as free downloads.
The National Holocaust Memorial Museum
If you've already completed your study of the Holocaust, or you're just about to start, the National Holocaust Museum in D.C. has free films, timelines, articles, and teacher resources to supplement your lesson plans.
The National Zoo
The National Zoo gives online visitor's access to live-stream feeds from their many exhibits around the park, as well as an at-home activity guide. They also published a full STEM lesson plan titled "Follow That Bird" for students to complete at home.
The U.S.S. Constitution
The U.S.S. Constitution has published tons of online resources for teachers, and they also have a pretty incredible online activity titled "A Sailor's Life For Me" with games and lessons that teacher students about the War of 1812.
We may have to stay separate to stop the spread of this virus, but together we can still help our students stay engaged and inspired while learning from home!
Are there any online resources or virtual field trips that we missing in our list? Please let us know by commenting below or contacting us.