Just because museums are shut down doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer from afar.
The Smithsonian museums offer distance-learning resources for teachers and parents who are coping with distance-learning requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.
With these resources, students can watch and listen as Smithsonian experts in topics from American history to zoology discuss their work in a kid-centered way.
The variety of curricula is available free of charge. Smithsonian worked with DC Public Schools to create an online library of resources specifically designed to meet DCPS’s K-8 curriculum standards.
And if somehow you get through all the structured lessons, the Smithsonian has curated millions of photos, videos, audio clips and more that you can explore online — including stuff you can’t see on display in the museums.