Virtual Tour of Alcatraz Prison

May 7th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Friday, May 7, 2010 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

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Alcatraz Island

Age Range: 10 and up (with parental supervision)

At this National Parks Service multi-media website, you can take a virtual tour of the infamous prison that operated from 1934-1963 on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.

You can also watch slide shows that explore the history of Alcatraz including its use as a military fort, the decades it was used as a federal penitentiary, and its occupation by American Indians from 1969-1971.

You can also learn about some of the correctional facility’s most notorious inmates including Al “Scarface” Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Robert “Birdman” Stroud.

This online exhibit features an extensive collection in the “Image Gallery” that includes historic photographs and documents, escape materials, correctional materials, and inmate artwork.

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