Field Trips & Distance Learning

Our student programming is designed to enrich classroom curriculum with the personal stories of the men and women who experienced history firsthand. Join us for interactive field trips and distance learning programs that develop connections between today’s students and the Virginians who came and served before them.

FIELD TRIPS

Join us on-site at the Virginia War Memorial for a personal, comprehensive look into the lives of those who served and sacrificed during America’s wars.

During the 2020-2021 school year, we are carefully monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and adjusting our on-site programming accordingly. During Fall 2020, we will NOT be offering formal field trips. However, if you want to bring a small group of students to tour the Virginia War Memorial during this time, please contact our Education Department (education@vawarmemorial.org) and we may be able to provide activities for a self-guided tour.

In the future, we look forward to returning to our standard grant-funded field trip programs that provide an overview of America’s wars, with focus on World War II through the present. In the meantime, please join us for our Distance Learning programs below!


 

Distance Learning

For schools and student groups who are unable to take a field trip to the Virginia War Memorial, we also offer a variety of distance learning opportunities! We are currently offering two ways for students to engage with our educators using live distance learning, and an expanding library of recorded options and other resources for asynchronous use.

Live distance programs are also available for private groups and retirement communities on request. Please contact our Education staff at education@vawarmemorial.org for more information.

These videoconference-style programs target Virginia’s Standards of Learning, and are designed to be interactive with students of all ages. Programs are free, and must be scheduled with our Education staff¬†at least two weeks in advance. Several topics are available:

  1. Introduction to World War II
  2. Introduction to the Cold War
  3. Introduction to the Global War on Terrorism
  4. Conversation with a Veteran

Please note: each of these programs can be scheduled for 30 or 60 minutes, and can be targeted towards a middle or high school level audience. Programs are live, and students are encouraged to interact with the Memorial educator during the program. Programs are run through Zoom or Google Meet, though we may be able to work with you to use another service. Before each program, a Memorial educator will reach out to schedule a brief practice session and discuss the goals of the program.

REQUEST A LIVE “FACE TO FACE” LESSON HERE

These webinar-style programs are offered through Zoom and are free and open to all, though registration is required.

SEE UPCOMING LIVESTREAMS HERE

We also offer lessons year-round through Streamable Learning (subscription required). See list of upcoming programs through Streamable Learning here.

We also provide asynchronous, pre-recorded lessons with resources on a variety of topics, as well as recordings of our many previous Livestream programs. The award-winning Virginians at War series is also available streaming for all, along with a growing collection of supplemental resource packets for each documentary. Please visit our Resources and Activities page to see all of our recorded educational programming.

RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES

RECORDED LIVESTREAMS (on Vimeo)

VIRGINIANS AT WAR SERIES (on VIMEO)