It’s Friday, June 3, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
Tour the Wreck of the USS Monitor
Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)
The Union’s first Civil War ironclad, the USS Monitor was lost in a gale storm on December 31, 1862. Through this interactive tour of images, explore the wreckage at this website from the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.
Use your mouse to hover over different sections of the ship to reveal images and text about the wreckage. But the tour doesn’t stop here. Click the “Back” link under the tour to reach the home page of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary website. Use the sidebar menu to dig deeper into the Monitor and other shipwrecks. Select “Shipwrecks” to see and learn more about Graveyard of the Atlantic in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Presented with interesting statistics about the wreck along with fascinating history and images, learn about:
- German U-Boats
- Merchant Ships
- Allied Ships
Next, check out the “OBX Trail Videos” to discover more about the Outer Banks and the history of the different shipwrecks.
Select “Image Gallery” to see even more images of the Monitor through the online gallery and from the National Marine Sanctuary online Encyclopedia as well as from the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website. Visitors can also explore the National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library to see video clips and images of America’s underwater treasures.
By selecting the “Education” link, visitors will find many resources to supplement their visit. Additional links to sites, videos, activities, printables, and much more round out your virtual tour.
There is a lot to see and do on this website so be sure to bookmark to come back to often.