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If you were to give a tour of your school, what would you show: the trophy case, the class pictures through the years, a memorial bench? At Discovery, we often take people to the dinosaur replica in the lobby or the shark couch on the sixth floor. Sometimes people want to see the boardroom where big decisions are made.

Unless architecture is the particular focus, I would argue that what makes a building special is what’s inside: the people, the artwork, the history.

Of the People: Live from the White House

On Monday, December 16th, at 1:00pm EST, Discovery Education is starting Of the People: Live from The White House, a series of Livestream events, which will stream directly from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (a.k.a. The White House). Students who join us will get behind-the-scenes looks at this historic building, starting with the art and history contained inside. Hosted by a student and featuring the White House Curator, William Allman, this event promises to be exciting!

Join us live (and have the chance to submit questions) or catch the archive on our Livestream page shortly afterwards.

Also, we invite you to take a selfie in front of a special historical, inspirational, or artistic element at your school and share it with the hashtag #OfThePeople. We’ll be looking for your selfies!



  1. Kelsie (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    That’s really cool!

  2. LL (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    wow

  3. jakob (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    awesome!!!

  4. DS (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    wow

  5. nathally (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    i wish i lived in the white house with my family it would be awsome.

  6. nathally (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    and sarah she is my sister

  7. Jelly (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    I am waiting to take the tour

  8. Ivan (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    awesome!!!

  9. Joseph (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    I really think you have a good skill in writing, you;re dynamic and thorough. I hope you become something in the writing field if you are already not. Anyways thank you Jeanette for your time and sharing your really good blog. You would probably have a great Tumblr just for your own spare time. Hope to hear about your ideas or comments.

    -Joseph

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

      Thank you for your kind words, Joseph. I haven’t tumbled into Tumblr, yet. You have inspired me to check it out, though.

  10. Zoe (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    i agree that its what is inside the building, not outside. I want to become an architect and I find that that is a great piece of advice for people like me. Shape a building around the use for its structure. I love your blogs. Can’t wait to see the next one!

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

      Wow, Zoe! Architect is one of the things I wanted to be/wish I were. Sounds like you’re well on your way with your thoughts around shaping buildings for their use. So much interesting information out there about this. What are your thoughts on extremely small house design? Or green roofing? Or school design?! Fascinating.

  11. B (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    That is so cool, it is amazing that people can build that!

  12. Sarah (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Wow. My sister, Nathally, and me would love live in the white house.

  13. CG (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    thats sooooooooooooooooo cool :):)

  14. Owen (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Really loved the information that was given in this blog. May I also add that the website is an excellent way of communicating and sharing ideas. I would like to also leave some constructive criticism. In your next blog, try to add more facts! Other than that, an amazing review all in all

  15. Bob (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    That’s soooo cool!!!

  16. nathally (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    omg imagine if there whole world lived in a white house right sarah?

  17. Sam (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    I wish I had a sister

  18. SC (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    who likes aberham lincoln

  19. T (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    hi bryn

  20. Wyatt (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    a favrote to me

  21. Abbye (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Awesome!

  22. Zoe (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    hi Jeneatte. I believe that extremely small house design is not only extremely small, but extremely fascinating. I love when people go out of the box and make their small house into a roomy home by just using their imagination. It really shows a lot about them.

  23. Sarah (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Hmmmm… I am pretty sure the white house is a famous place

  24. Sarah (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    I just got an enrollment for a math school near the white house.

  25. Sarah (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Nathally, you are the best sister ever. You showed me this and I love it!

  26. Annika (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    That’s cool! when will there be more blogs?

  27. Selah (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    COOL!

  28. Selah (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Me three.

  29. nathally (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Hey guys I just wanted to say happy New Year and Merry Christmas even though its already late. Has any of you seen shadow cat? She should have a blog.

  30. Tatyana (ty) (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    AWESOME!

  31. Dee-dee (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    That is really awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Dee-dee (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Merry christmas to you to and happy new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Renee (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    I want a tour.

  34. Abbye (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    Awesome!!!!!! :)

  35. O (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    #OfThePeople :D :) ;) :0

  36. Sarah (Reply) on Monday 16, 2013

    I never knew you posted on my sister’s post