Free downloadable and virtual learning resources are the latest armchair education tools to roll out of Washington, DC as the American capital looks to inspire future travellers.
Supporting at home learning for all ages, the International Spy Museum has launched lesson plans that cover the role the secret service has played in historical events, to fun activities including code cracking downloads and formulas on how to make invisible ink.
Australians and New Zealanders who share a fascination of American history including past president Abraham Lincoln will enjoy Ford’s Theatre’s investigation downloads on Lincoln’s life and legacy through distance learning programs. Teachers and parents can also download narrative writing lessons linked to the assassination of President Lincoln.
Washington, DC’s Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, has launched a free webinar series on the Mass Extinction – Solving the Dinosaur Mystery. This webinar video features Dr. Kirk Johson, a paleobotanist and sant director of the museum. Viewers can see how he and other experts joined forces to figure out what happened at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago.
Education in visual and performing arts is also amongst the mix with The Kennedy Center offering performance-based lesson plans and activities for download. The Kennedy Center also features digital downloads on previous stage performances.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Destination DC is committed to the safety of visitors and locals. As the world grapples with this crisis and people are encouraged to stay home, Destination DC has a dedicated COVID-19 site page providing up-to-date travel advice to assist travellers in understanding the current situation within the city. The site even includes a DC edition of Social Distancing Bingo.
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