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Virtual Field Trips

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 Social Studies 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: Social Studies

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 Social Studies 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.



Explore Social Studies Virtual Field Trips

Election Day Virtual Viewing Party

Revisit election day 2016, as classrooms across the country came together for a #CelebrateWithDE Virtual Viewing Party to discuss the history of the United States’ democratic process and explore how the President is elected.

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Go Behind the Scenes with the Founders at the Library of Congress

Streaming On Demand September 16th

In honor of Constitution Day, Discovery Education is taking you behind-the-scenes at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Take your students on this exclusive virtual field trip as we journey back in time to 1789 to understand the men who gathered that hot summer in Philadelphia to form our enduring democracy.

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The Smart Farm: Where Technology and Innovation Meet

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Take a virtual field trip with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education to the Deere & Company World Headquarters in Moline, III. Conversations with leaders in agriculture will allow you to explore new techniques that have revolutionized the industry and the career opportunities that these advancements have brought to the field.

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Celebrate Her Majesty, The Queen's 90th Birthday

We're celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, The Queen with a live broadcast and royal tea party for schools across the globe. Join us as we explore the nine decades that have passed during The Queen's life - six of them while she has reigned. Glimpse inside St. George's Hall and the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and see a live link-up with schools across the Commonwealth. You might even find out some fascinating facts about The Queen that you were not aware of!

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First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Cuba

The First Lady traveled to Cuba in March 2016. During her trip, as on previous international trips, the First Lady focused on the power and importance of education, both in her own life and in the lives of young people living in these countries. As part of this visit the First Lady hosted a discussion with high school girls about education in Cuba.

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Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center

Watch this exclusive event recorded live from Philadelphia. Students will take a tour of the National Constitution Center and hear from Judge Marjorie O. Rendell.

This 30-minute Virtual Field Trip is ppropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

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A Conversation with President Obama

This discussion builds on the ConnectEd initiative launched by President Obama in June 2013 to ensure all students have access to the best technology in schools and libraries and learning experiences that prepare them for college and career.

Live from the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C.

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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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Auschwitz: The Past is Present Virtual Experience

Holocaust survivors, teachers, and students gathered this past January in Poland to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Now, you are invited to participate in the Auschwitz: The Past is Present Virtual Experience so your students can hear from the participants first-hand.

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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: Cooking Up a Healthy Lifestyle

Join Sam Kass, the Executive Director of Let's Move!, in the White House kitchen to discuss the importance of nutrition and healthy choices.

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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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Earth Day 2012:
What the Ice and Penguins Tell Us About Our Changing Planet

In the 2012 Earth Day, we took the ultimate expedition with your students to explore the Arctic and Antarctic poles like never before. Join producers and scientists in this archive from Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking series, Frozen Planet, to hear about their experiences filming the series in the polar regions and the work they are doing each and every day to study the evolving landscape and ecosystems there. They will discuss how their career lets them make a positive impact on the environment every day, and what students can do to make a difference. Every student has the power to help protect our environment, from their local community all the way to the poles.

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