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Whether virtually, in the classroom, or in Washington DC itself Student Adventures aims to lead students on the road to discovery. While COVID-19 might temporarily stop travel, it shouldn’t stop education.

We’ve curated some of the best virtual resources for you and your students to experience and discover the world.

George Washington Mount Vernon

From virtualtour.mountvernon.org

Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites.

Combining an authentically interpreted 18th century home, lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries, immersive programs, and first-rate dining and shopping, Mount Vernon is an incomparable national treasure.

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Fords Theatre

From artsandculture.google.com/exhibit

In these uncertain times, whether you’re a teacher, parent, student, or lifelong learner looking for activities to do while you’re stuck at home, Ford’s Theatre is here for you. Whether you need an activity to print and distribute or you’re up for a face-to-face video adventure, we’ve got you covered. We will continue to add to this page as we create more ways to engage with Ford’s online. Scroll down to see the programs and activities we offer!

Today, Ford’s Theatre is restored to look almost exactly as it did the night of April 14, 1865. That night John Wilkes Booth, a racist Confederate sympathizer, assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

 

Recommended for: 8th Graders

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The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

From www.visitthecapitol.gov

Join one of our wonderful guides for this video tour of the U.S. Capitol. Narration by Emily Boisvert, Visitor Guide, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Still Image Credits: A view of the Capitol of Washington before it was burnt down by the British, painting by William R. Birch, image retrieved from the Architect of the Capitol

 

Recommended for: 8th graders

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Holocaust Museum

From hmlc.org/about-us/visit/virtual-tour

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.

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Museum of Natural History

From naturalhistory.si.edu/visit

The world’s most popular natural history museum is dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it. Delve into the fascinating story of our planet, from its fiery beginnings through billions of years of transformation, and explore life on Earth through exhibitions and activities, collection objects and research that happens in the lab and in the field. The museum is larger than 18 football fields and is home to the largest natural history collection in the world.

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Coronavirus Information

For the health and safety of our staff, we will be operating with limited in-office staff for the foreseeable future. Our offices will be closed until September 1, 2020. If you are a participant with questions, please email us at info@studentadventures.org as we will be responding to emails from our home offices. If you are a teacher/sponsor and have questions about your trip, please contact your Tour Consultant directly. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this difficult situation.

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