Yesterday, students from across the country virtually traveled to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for Discovery Education’s first trip in its new Virtual Field Trip series, “Of the People: Live from the White House,” a series designed to offer middle and high school students unique access to White House professionals, experts and personalities in a series of 30-minute virtual events broadcast live from the White House and open to all classrooms nationwide.
On the first trip, students took a special look at the art and history of the White House with curator William Allman. Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) student Anasseh Holt joined the White House event, hosting a live interview with Mr. Allman.
A record number of more than 313,000 students from 3,800 classrooms across the country tuned in to the webinar, and submitted over 1,000 questions for Mr. Allman.
All installments in this series will be streamed live on Discovery Education’s website at http://www.discoveryeducation.com//Live/of-the-people-history-and-art-of-white-house.cfm and will be supported with digital video and other learning tools to support student engagement.
Each webinar in the “Of the People” series will provide students and educators with a behind-the-scenes look at White House operations and an introduction to administration officials. Webinars will address topics that range from community service to climate change and from foreign policy to science and technology. A complete archive of all Virtual Field Trip sessions will be hosted on www.discoveryeducation.com.
For more information on this webinar series and other services and learning initiatives from Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.comwebinars.
We hope you’ll join us for the journey!