Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

A Video Guide to Dairy Farming

July 22nd, 2016


It’s Friday, July 22, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)


Discover the various aspects of dairy farming through a series of short videos at this website.

The video presentations are broken down into specific topics and then provide several topical videos which include: 

  • Taking Care of the Cows
    • Animal health care
    • Antibiotics
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Calf separation
  • All about the Milk
    • Milk safety
    • Testing for antibiotics in milk
  • Taking Care of the Land
    • Dairy farmer’s environmental responsibility
    • Manure as fertilizer
    • Converting manure to electricity
    • Dairy technology
    • Dairy farm technological innovations
  • Community and the Future
    • Learn about some different dairy farms

When you are finished with your video tours, use the upper menu to discover more about dairy farming. Select the Life on the Farm link to read interesting articles, watch slideshows and more videos and learn much more about the life of a dairy farmer. There is a lot to explore on this website, so if your student is interested in cows and farming, you will want to bookmark this to come back to time and time again.

Explore Civil War Collections at the Smithsonian

July 8th, 2016


It’s Friday, July 8, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)


Explore the artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War era with this website from the Smithsonian Institution and produced by the National Portrait Gallery.

Select from the following menu items: 

  • Collections – Through images and text, examine the items and portraits in the following collections: 
    • Slavery and Abolition
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • First Blood
    • Soldiering
    • Weapons
    • Leaders
    • Cavalries
    • Navies
    • Life and Culture
    • Appomattox
    • Winslow Homer
    • Matthew Brady
  • Timeline – Learn about the events of the Civil War from 1859-1865 through this textural timeline.
  • Resources – Expand on your studies of the collections with additional links and book recommendations.

This tour will make a wonderful supplement to your American history studies.

Revolutionary War Virtual Battlefield Tours

July 1st, 2016


It’s Friday, July 1, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Revolutionary War Virtual Battlefield Tours


Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)


Visit Revolutionary battlefields with the virtual tours at this website by John Hamill, an avid history buff.

Start a tour by selecting from one of the following: 

  • Quebec – January 1, 1776
  • Charleston – June 28, 1776
  • Bennington – August 16, 1777
  • Cooch’s Bridge – September 3, 1777
  • Brandywine – September 11, 1777
  • Battle of the Clouds – September 16, 1777
  • The Paoli “Massacre” – September 21, 1777
  • Forts Clinton and Montgomery – October 6, 1777
  • Saratoga – September 19 to October 7, 1777
  • Whitemarsh – December 4 – 8, 1777
  • Valley Forge Winter Quarters – 1777-78
  • Barren Hill – May 20, 1778
  • Charleston – May 12, 1780
  • Camden – August 16, 1780
  • King’s Mountain – October 7, 1780
  • Cowpens – January 17, 1781
  • Guilford Courthouse – March 15, 1781
  • Ninety Six – May 22 to June 18, 1781
  • Yorktown – August 20 to October 17, 1781

After making a selection, visitors will either be taken directly to the battlefield page that provides information about the location and the battle and images of the battlefield or visitors will see multiple links to different views of the battlefield. Occasionally there will be editorial information about the battle from the creator.

Add these virtual tours to your studies of the Revolutionary War to help provide a visual context of the battles for your students.

Visit the Guggenheim Online

June 24th, 2016


It’s Friday, June 24, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Guggenheim Collection Online


Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)


This online collection features almost 1700 pieces of work from more than 575 artists from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Artwork can be searched by: 

  • Artist
  • Date
  • Medium
  • Movement
  • Venues
  • Special collections

Once you have made your selection, each piece includes an image of the piece as well as a description and other information about the work. Click the image to see a larger view. Also included are biographies of the artist and links to other works by the artist.

Art lovers will easily find themselves browsing through the collections for hours.

Vatican Museums Virtual Tours

June 17th, 2016


It’s Friday, June 17, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Vatican Museums


Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)


At this, the official website of the Vatican Museums, you can take a virtual tour of the Museums within the Vatican including: 

  • Pio Clementino Museum
  • Chiaramonti Museum
  • New Wing
  • Gregoriano Profano Museum
  • Gregorian Egyptian Museum
  • Gregorian Etruscan Museum
  • Ethnological Museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Pinacoteca

You can view the stunningly beautiful artwork created by masters like Raphael and Michelangelo that are included in the Museum’s collections, and zoom in for details of paintings, frescoes, and other artwork. Information on the pieces is provided as well.

While the artwork will appeal to many ages, exploring the sites requires the ability to read and use a computer keyboard, making this an excellent site for family explorations.

In order to view the virtual tours, your browser must have Java activated and the site must be allowed.

Library of Congress: Lewis & Clark Exhibit

June 10th, 2016


It’s Friday, June 10, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Library of Congress: Lewis & Clark Exhibit


Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)


With this website, explore the Northwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress to discover maps, notes, manuscripts, and more from the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Begin your tour by selecting the “enter tour” link on the first slide. Watch the slide show introduction then the tour begins. In each slide, select an image in the timeline to enlarge. Read through the text then click on the image to get a larger view. Select “Go Back” at the bottom of the slide to return to the timeline. Some images will open a new window with a presentation on the Library of Congress website. Simply close the window to return to the virtual tour. Select “Continue Tour” to move along. Sections of the timeline include: 

  • Prologue
  • Before Lewis & Clark
    • Beyond the Allegheny Mountains
    • The Spanish Entrada into the Southwest
    • Exploration of the Missouri River
    • British Passage to the Pacific
    • Louisiana Purchase
  • Lewis & Clark
    • Discovering Diplomacy
    • Geography
    • Animals
    • Dressed in Courage
    • Plants
  • After Lewis & Clark
    • The Journeys of Zebulon Montgomery PikeLong’s Expedition to the Central and Southern Plains
    • The Fur Trade
    • Wilkes and Frémont Expeditions
    • Boundary Surveys
    • Epilogue-Transcontinental Railroad Surveys

If you prefer not to use the interactive tour, visit the Rivers, Edens, Empires webpage on the Library of Congress site using the link under the interactive tour window.

Not only is this an interesting tour of the artifacts in the museum, but a wonderful addition to your westward expansion studies.