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Virtual Field Trips: Literacy

Take Your Students to the Most Amazing Places

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free!

Watch archived literacy Virtual Field Trips below or browse the complete archive. For a list of Virtual Field Trips coming up, check out the Discovery Education Events Calendar.



Virtual Field Trips: Literacy

Take Your Students to the Most Amazing Places

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free!

Watch archived literacy Virtual Field Trips below or browse the complete archive. For a list of Virtual Field Trips coming up, check out the Discovery Education Events Calendar.



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International Dot Day

Join Fablevision Author Peter Reynolds, Dot Day Creator Terry Shay and Discovery Education to #CelebrateWithDE for International Dot Day. Streaming from Traer, Iowa where Dot Day began, this event will discuss the origin of Dot Day, showcase how students are celebrating, and hear from author Peter Reynolds about his book, The Dot.

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Shakespeare 400

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death we visited Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare, and toured the school he attended. We then took a trip to London to explore places important to William Shakespeare while he lived there, including the famous Globe Theatre.

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Live Read Aloud with Author Peter Reynolds

Join FableVision and Discovery Education for a live read aloud of the book Going Places from award-winning author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. Live streaming from the FableVision Studios we will go behind-the-scenes as they reveal their newest projects, share their creative process, and answer student questions.

This 30 minute Virtual Field Trip is appropriate for elementary grades.


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Magna Carta: The Story of Our Human Rights

The 30 minute documentary focuses on the history of how Magna Carta came into being, while at the same time examining how human rights have developed in the centuries that have followed.

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Ford's Theatre 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination

Take your students on a virtual field trip to explore Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC! Our experts will lead an engaging and lively discussion that will deepen your student’s understanding of our 16th President and the events surrounding his assassination.

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Reading Discovery Featuring Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Share an exciting reading experience with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Discovery Education's Hall Davidson. Join classrooms across the globe as Mrs. Bush and students read excerpts from the award-winning book “Rushmore” and Mr. Davidson demonstrates how the book literally comes to life using augmented reality technology.

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Of the People: Exchange for a Day With First Lady Michelle Obama

An American student, studying in China this year, discussed his experience in China with First Lady Michelle Obama. Access the First Lady’s trip to China as way to help your students build cultural awareness and global citizenship.

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