Discovery Education Takes Students on Virtual Field Trip to China with First Lady Michelle Obama

Of the PeopleOn Tuesday, Discovery Education will transport students to China to hear from First Lady Michelle Obama in a cultural exchange with a student studying abroad in China as part of the Of the People: Live from the White House Virtual Field Trip series.

Continuing to give students unique access to White House professionals, experts and personalities, Discovery Education will transport students into a Chinese classroom alongside the First Lady during “Exchange for a Day.” On March 25 at 1pm ET, Discovery Education will broadcast the interview online to students across the U.S., building cultural awareness and global citizenship among participants.

Students and educators are invited to register for the event and submit questions for the First Lady.

This trip is part of the First Lady’s tour of Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu, China to continue her message of the power and importance of education, both in her own life and in the lives of young people across the world. She will be visiting important historical and cultural sites in China, and will share the stories of the students she meets, as well as interesting facts about China’s history and culture — emphasizing the importance of students learning from one another globally.

Discovery Education and the White House’s Virtual Field Trip series, “Of the People,” has already provided students a special look at the art and history of the White House with curator William Allman as well as an inside look at a 21st century digital classroom with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Each Virtual Field Trip session is supported with digital video and other learning resources to encourage and enhance student engagement.