Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Visit the Home of Frederick Douglass

February 16th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, February 16, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site – Virtual Museum Exhibit

(www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/frdo/index.html)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

Visit the home of abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman, Frederick Douglass with this virtual museum exhibit from the National Park Service.

After arriving at the site and reading the overview use the links above and below the main image to navigate. Choose from: 

  • Visionary – Learn about why Frederick Douglass was called the father of the civil rights movement and more.
  • Washington Home – On this page learn about his home, examine artifacts and find the virtual tour link.
  • Power of an Idea – Read a brief summary of how ideas shaped his life. (Parents Note: This page has an image of the Statue of a Female Slave which is a nude, so as always use discretion when allowing children to view this site.)
  • Mighty Word – Discover how Mr. Douglass became a public speaker and writer.
  • Women’s Rights – Learn about other abolitionists and his part in the women’s rights movement.
  • All Image Gallery – View all the images available on all the pages.

There is also a link to “Lesson Plans” to the right of the overview which provides a list of all available lesson plans from the NPS museum collections where visitors can find lesson plans for African American History and many more topics.

To view the virtual tour, select the Washington Home link then click the “House Tour” link under the picture of the house. When the tour begins slides of the rooms will transition. Below the slide show there is a summary and to the right a clickable floor plan map to explore the rooms. Select a room to open the image and learn about each room’s function. Use your mouse or the tools under the image to take a closer look. Rooms to explore include: 

  • East Parlor
  • Library
  • West Parlor
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Frederick Douglass Bedroom
  • Helen Pitts Douglass Bedroom
  • Ann Douglass Bedroom
  • Men’s Guest Bedroom
  • Lady’s Guest Bedroom
  • Helen George Bedroom

This site will make a great addition to your African American history studies.

Explore the Home of Abraham Lincoln

February 9th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, February 9, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

(www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/sites/home.htm)

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

 

Take a virtual tour of the Springfield, Illinois home of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at this website.

When arriving at today’s link, read through the introduction then select the “Take a Virtual Tour” link. When the page opens, select from the chart where you wish to start your tour. The page will open with an image of the location along with a summary. Click the image to move through the tour. Tour images include: 

  • Outside view of the home, front and back in winter and summer
  • First Floor – doorway, front hallway, parlor, sitting room, dining room, kitchen
  • Second Floor – Abraham’s bedroom, Mary’s bedroom, Robert’s bedroom, Willie and Tad’s bedroom, Household Helper’s bedroom

After you have finished touring the home, use the links under the table to find more related photo tours such as: 

  • Lincoln at Gettysburg
  • Lincoln at New Salem
  • Lincoln at the Old State Capitol
  • Lincoln at the U.S. Capitol
  • Lincoln in Springfield
  • Lincoln Law Career
  • Lincoln Sculpture
  • Lincoln Tomb

Learn more about the places that Lincoln lived by selecting the “Places Lincoln Lived” link at today’s link or select the “Places” link in the upper menu to locate more tours.

3-D Geologic Exploration of National Parks

February 2nd, 2018

 

It’s Friday, February 2, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Geology of National Parks

(3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/)

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

 

At this website you can take virtual tours of the U.S. National Parks – from Arches to Zion!

The virtual tours highlight the geology and natural history of the parks, and are offered for viewing through 3-D anaglyphic images or through regular photographs.

If you don’t have 3-D glasses handy, you can enjoy the tours by just looking at the photos and reading the accompanying text.

If you want to see the 3-D images you’ll need 3-D glasses. As suggested at the website, you can do a search for 3-D glasses online and find all kinds of sources (and prices) for them. We also located a NASA lesson plan on how to make your own 3-D glasses.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of National Parks. At the top of each park page, you’ll see that you can click on any of these choices: 

  • 3D Photo Tour – to take a virtual tour of the parks by viewing 3-D images. The 3-D effect only works with 3-D glasses. Each photo is accompanied by text that explains what you are seeing.
  • Standard Photo Tour – to take a virtual tour of the parks by looking at a series of beautiful photographs. Each photo is accompanied by text that explains what you are seeing.
  • Thumbnail Gallery – To view all the images available, select this option.

Each page also provides a link to the website for that particular national park where you can get lots more information about it. There is educational content on some of the sites for students, and good info about park highlights and visiting hours, etc.

This is a terrific resource for budding geologists – and, considering the price of gas these days, this website offers a great way to visit our national parks without leaving home!

Virtual Museum of European Roots

January 26th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, January 26, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Museum of European Roots

(www.europeanvirtualmuseum.it/default.htm)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

Discover European artifacts with this website from the Leonardo da Vinci programme.

Begin exploring the collections by selecting a museum from the scrolling images: 

  • Athens
  • Rome
  • Sofia
  • Budapest
  • Bucharest
  • Wein
  • Berlin
  • Euro Innovanet

When the page opens, read through the information then select the “Go to the Virtual Museum” image link. On the next page will be a chart of pieces to examine. Click the image for more views and information about the item.

There are several ways to navigate around this website. When on an artifact page, select the “MU.S.EU.M” link in the upper menu to return to the home page or select the “Virtual Museum” link to be taken to an alternate page that allows browsing items based on what an object might be used for or represent. This page also includes a clickable map to browse by location and a clickable timeline to search by time-period. Visitors can always use the “Site Index” link on the side bar menu to find more locations on the site such as the “Special Collections” page and “Deepenings” page which provide in-depth explanations of topical pieces.

This site would make a nice addition to your European history and geography studies.

Travel to Italy Virtually

January 19th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, January 19, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

ItalyGuides.it

(www.italyguides.it/en)

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

 

Tour the great sites of Italy with this virtual tourist website.

Choose an image on the home page to begin your tour and select your destination from: 

  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Venice
  • Siena
  • Capri
  • Sorrento
  • Lucca
  • Pisa

Or click the “Show all destinations” link under the images and visit the top places to go in Italy: 

  • Lazio
  • Tuscany
  • Veneto
  • Campania
  • Sicily
  • Umbria
  • Emilia Romagna

Once a location has been selected, choose an image of a specific place to explore then use your mouse to navigate the beautiful 360° image of your selection. Most locations also include a brief history and interesting facts for that area. Use the upper menu and select “Photos & Maps” to find an interactive map and additional photos of the area or choose “Travel Guides” to find travel tips and food guide. 

Visit an 18th Century Fort Online

January 12th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, January 12, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum

(www.fortat4.org/insidefort.php)

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

 

With this website, take a virtual tour of the reconstructed 18th century Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, New Hampshire.

Use the map at today’s link to begin your tour and to view images and information about the dwellings and the people in the fort. Navigate through the slide show using the arrow keys and choose to learn about: 

  • Lt. & Mrs. Parker House
  • Killam-Hastings Lean-to
  • David Farnworth House
  • Park/Putnam Lean-to
  • Capt. & Mrs. Stevens House
  • The Great Chamber
  • Watch Tower
  • Dr. & Mrs. Hastings’ House
  • Parker/Sartwell Lean-to
  • Lt. & Mrs. Willard House
  • Capt. & Mrs. Spafford Lean-to
  • Ensign & Mrs. Sartwell House
  • Stephen Farnsworth Lean-to
  • James “John” Johnson Lean-to

When you are finished with your tour, use the top menu to read the “Fort History”, examine the “Timeline” or locate the “Educators” link for printable activities, lesson plans and more.

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