Virtual Tour of Scotland!

January 25th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Friday, January 25, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Scotland: A Virtual Tour

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

Today is January 25th, the birthday of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, who was born in 1759.  Burns wrote the poem, Auld Lang Syne, that people around the world sing on New Year’s Eve. If you’d like to know more about Burns, you can watch the animated video “The Story of Robert Burns.”   

Inspired by Burns’ birthday, I thought it would be fun to take a virtual tour of Scotland.  When you get to the website, you’ll see an introduction. To take the tour, use the menu tabs at the top of the page that include:

*Begin – Introduction to Scotland including an interactive map, the flag of Scotland and the national anthem.

*Cities – Learn about the major cities of Scotland including Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Look in the left margin of the page and click on the city names to take fun trivia quizzes about each city.

*National Features – Discover the architecture and landscape of Scotland including Edinburgh Castle – you can even watch live webcams!

*Lifestyles – Get a glimpse of the lifestyle and culture of the Scottish people.  Learn about people of historic importance and watch a video of a bagpipe solo performance.

*History – Find out about the Scottish Knight, William Wallace and discover how the thistle helped save Scotland from invaders.

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