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Educational Resources for U.S. Destinations

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Classroom Resources For You to Use

Integrating a class trip with your curriculum boosts buy-in from both your school board and the community at large. Many of our programs' top activities pitch in with amazing and free lesson plans, classroom projects and educational resources too. Instead of spending all your time researching them, we've done the leg work for you and collected them all below!

Washington D.C. Resources

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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What is a biography? What can we learn from primary source documents? These are just some of the topics covered in these lesson plans by the Capitol Visitor Center. 

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The Smithsonian Learning Lab for Distance Learning

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Head to the National Resources section for hundreds of lesson plans chosen by Smithsonian educators for teachers who are doing distance learning.

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International Spy Museum

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From international relations to counterterrorism to... James Bond? All this and more in this multimedia lesson plan by D.C.'s International Spy Museum.

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The Smithsonian Institution - National Air & Space Museum

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Here are great resources for all themes and grades by one of D.C.'s most popular Smithsonians. There's also a great STEM-themed lecture archive to browse through.

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Picture of U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Take a dive into the themes of immigration, media, and propaganda to better understand the tragic but important story behind the Holocaust. 

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Arlington National Cemetery - Education Program

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Discover this new education program from the Arlington National Cemetery, with lesson plans covering the Spanish-American War, the 369th Infantry Regiment, and more.

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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

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The site of the of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination is must for any trip to D.C. Learn about the story behind this National Historic Site on their virtual tour.

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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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Browse through the world map for incredible music-related resources to help support cultural diversity and understanding among peoples.

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Smithsonian Ocean Portal

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Created by the National Museum of Natural History, the Ocean Portal has a variety of lesson plans about microbes and climate, hurricanes, corals, salt water and more.

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OER Commons - Elections and Voting

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Teach your students everything there is to know about the electoral process with these interactive and updated lesson materials.

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DocTeach.org - Activities

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Take a journey through American history with these amazing teaching resources that will provide visual and documentary support to your  lesson plans. 

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BlackPast.Org - Activity on Speeches on Civil Rights

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Help your students compare and contrast four speeches on civil rights with this exhaustive lesson plan. 

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New York City Resources

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Lesson Plans

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Integrate learning about art in the classroom with these suites of lesson plans for elementary, middle school and high school students by the MET.

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Ellis Island History Overview

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The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation gives us an overview of the most important gateway into America, with over 12 million immigrants transiting through Ellis Island.

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Top Spots for Graffiti in New York

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Its bad reputation long behind, graffiti is now being celebrated all over the world, with street art scenes popping up in every major city. Check out NYC's best spots!

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El Museo Del Barrio

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El Museo offers a variety of lesson plans related to their exhibitions and cultural programs. Prepare for a visit, use these as a follow-up activity or just do them for fun!

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The Bronx Zoo - Digital Resources

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Videos, webinars, at-home science activities, there's a bunch to choose from here, whether you're looking to learn about the animals, or about global conservation.

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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum - Virtual Tour

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Virtually explore the Intrepid, the Concorde and the Space Shuttle Pavilion, and browse through the museum's expositions with this cool partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

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MoMath Classroom Activities

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Try out over a dozen engaging, interactive mathematical experiences, in the form of puzzles and activities, created by America’s only Museum of Mathematics!

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50 Essential Books About New York City

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Books can tell a lot about the past, present and future of a city like New York. Here's a list of the best books about the Big Apple, for all types of readers!

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World Population Review - New York

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Statistics enthusiasts, look no further! This resource will give you a wide array of charts and numbers about New York's population, salaries, employment, age, and more.

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Central Park Conservancy

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Discover the mythic public park from backstage, follow the steps of the workers, take a quizz to test your culture about this amazing place and take a virtual tour from your classroom. 

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New-York Public Library - Resource Packets

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Take advantage of these awesome teaching materials offered by the NYC Public Library and don't hesitate to explore other resources available on their website. 

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New-York Historical Society

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Discover these education programs and curriculum resources focusing on the history of the city, and of the country. The various themes will inspire you for your own programs. 

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Resources For Other U.S. Destinations

Boston New England Aquarium - Virtual Visit & Activities

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The New England Aquarium offers virtual presentations and at-home activities that will give you the chance to learn more about the different species found at the aquarium.

 

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Philadelphia Museum of Art - Lesson plans

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Introduce your students to the incredible and ever-so-changing world of the arts with the museum's lesson plans that are sure to bring out your students' creativity!

 

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USS Constitution Museum - Online Games

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Have fun participating in hands-on activities, scavenger hunts and other games to discover more about the USS Constitution and the life of sailors!

 

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University of Colorado - Interactive Experience Simulations

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Captivate your students with these online experiences which are like interactive games but will allow them to better understand fundamental scientific concepts. 

 

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Project Guttenburg - Free books database

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Looking for the next book you want your class to study? Browse through hundreds of items and authors to find the perfect fit and download it for free. 

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Ken Burns in the Classroom - Historical Documentaries

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Explore this captivating website that will provide you with all the visual supports for your history programs and offer perspective and thinking material to your students. 

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Why Jumpstreet?

Jumpstreet gets a rave reviews all around. We were pleased with the level of knowledge the tour leaders had, the great food that was served, and the many things we learned. We were very pleased with the hotel accommodations! 
Paula, Technology Coach
Rhode Island