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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in many children continuing their education from home. Here are some resources that you can use to help your child continue to expand their understanding of the world.


Geography

National Geographic Kids

Discover fascinating new places, inspiring heroes, amazing animals, and other cool stuff on this interactive website.

Google Earth

Virtually soar above the globe with stunning satellite images. Explore cities around the world, natural wonders, famous buildings, and even the International Space Station.

AirPano

Take a virtual journey around the world with interactive 360° views. See pyramids, waterfalls, skyscrapers and volcanoes!

GeoGuesser

Challenge your geography skills with these interactive games. Guess where in the world you have landed by scouring the images for clues and then pinning your location on the map.

The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks

Explore rarely seen places with these guided tours of US National Parks. Immersive 360 videos allow you to kayak through icebergs, fly over an active volcano, ride horseback through a canyon, or discover other amazing adventures.

Virtual Yosemite

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Yosemite National Park. Try starting here at Yosemite Falls and then use the crosshairs, map or panorama index to find dozens of other sites.


History

Colonial Williamsburg: Explore from Home

Connect with the past through an interactive timeline, recipes, crafts, quizzes, and live web cams.

History Snacks: Archives at Home

Every Friday, the National Archives Foundation posts bite-sized samples of American history for the whole family to enjoy. Join historic characters for story time, solve funny riddles, or try JFK's favorite waffles.

Ken Burns in the Classroom

Watch historical documentaries and clips created by award-winning filmaker Ken Burns. For grades 4+.

Library of Congress: Digital Collections

Browse a wealth of history and culture. Zoom into historic maps, play from sheet music, or watch a football game from 1903.


More Social Studies

PBS Learning Media: Social Studies

Discover history, geography, civics, and economics through this vast collection of educational videos and resources.

Tour of Buckingham Palace

Take a video tour of the home and headquarters of king and queen in the United Kingdom.

Virtual Tour of the White House

Step inside the home of the United States Presidents and their families. Explore the art and decor of the white house, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, or the grounds outside.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Discover the treasures of the Smithsonian with this interactive website.