Great Fire of London Tour & Game!

November 11th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Friday, November 11, 2011, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Museum of London – Great Fire of London Walking Tour

Age Range: 8 and up (with parental supervision)

The Museum of London offers this highly engaging virtual tour that combines actual video footage of present-day London with old drawings and maps from the time of the “Great Fire of London” in 1666. Hear the exciting story narrated as you go along, complete with quotes from eyewitness accounts! Plus, there is a bonus interactive animated game for kids (see below).

When you get to the site, you’ll see an introduction and the tour stops that include:

  • The Thames River by London Bridge
  • Church of St. Magnus the Martyr
  • Pudding Lane(where the fire began in a bakery)
  • The Guildhall(one of 2 buildings that survived the fire)
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

This was designed as an ACTUAL audio/walking tour for real tourists in London (which is why it is downloadable in .mp4 and .3gp formats). However, the entire tour is now available as a series of nine videos on YouTube. It takes less than half an hour to watch the entire series.

Simply click on the YouTube links from the home page. Once you get to the second video, the series plays itself, so you don’t need to search around at the end of each video to find the next one. (Note: The playlist does continue on to other information about the Museum of London after the last video of the “Great Fire” tour.)

Because this was designed for real tourists, you’ll hear instructions and safety precautions in case you happen to be actually walking along London streets. Don’t let that confuse you. Just watch the videos and imagine that you are there! :)

BONUS GAME FOR KIDS! Once you take the tour – don’t miss this online interactive and educational game for children all about The Great Fire of London here:
http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/

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