Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Museum Without Walls Audio Exploration

February 5th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, February 5, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Museum Without Walls Audio

(museumwithoutwallsaudio.org/)

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

 

Take an audio virtual tour of Philadelphia’s public art with the aid of this website from the Association for Public Art.

Select from more than 60 sculptures such as: 

  • Abraham Lincoln by Randolph Rogers
  • Areo Memorial and Duck Girl, by Paul Manship
  • Charioteer of Delphi
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial by Hermon Atkins MacNeil
  • Cowboy by Frederic Remington
  • Deinonychus by Kent Ullberg
  • Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial – various artists, all terraces
  • General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial by Henry Baerer
  • Frank L. Rizzo Monument by Zenos Frudakis
  • General Ulysses S. Grant by Daniel Chester & Edward C. French & Potter
  • Joan of Arc by Emmanuel Frémiet
  • John Wanamaker by John Massey Rhind
  • Lion Crushing a Serpent by Antoine-Louis Barye
  • Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs by Nathan Rapoport
  • Rocky by A. Thomas Schomberg
  • Smith Memorial Arch by various artists
  • The Lion Fighter by Albert Wolff
  • The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther by August Kiss
  • The Thinker by Auguste Rodin
  • Washington Monument by Rudolf Siemering
  • Major General George Gordon Mead, Shakespeare Memorial, Swann Memorial Fountaine, William Penn by Alexander Milne Calder
  • And much more!

What makes this resource unique is that it provides audios narrated by various people describing the work of art, its history, and more related interesting information. Not only can audios can be downloaded or a free smartphone app accessed for those lucky enough to visit the sites in person, but there are also audio slideshows on the website that include narrated videos and images of the locations. There are also a few lesson plans available for download.

This virtual tour will be a great addition to your history and art studies.

Castle Rock Pueblo Virtual Field Trips

January 29th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, January 29, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Castle Rock Pueblo Field Trips

(www.crowcanyon.org/EducationProducts/

ElecFieldTrip_CRP/index.asp)

Age Range: 8-13 (Grades 4-8, with parental supervision)

 

This site offers a tour of the pueblos and cliff dwellings of Native Americans in the Southwest including the Anasazi, Puebloans, and those who lived in the Mesa Verde region.

When you get to the site, there is a brief introduction. Use the menu to explore 3 different field trips of the Castle Rock Pueblo region located at the Crow Canyon archaeological site that focuses on three different historical time periods: 

  • Trip 1 – A.D. 1200s
  • Trip 2 – A.D. 1800s
  • Trip 3 – A.D. 1990s

On each trip you collect clues to solve a mystery as you read the detailed history and look at photographs, maps, sketches and paintings of the adobe and stone pueblo dwellings, ancient artifacts, and petroglyphs. As you read the account of the region and the people who lived there, you may come across words that are unfamiliar (i.e., kiva, Hopi, Zuni, adobe, etc.). These words are highlighted in the text – if you click on them a definition from the Glossary pops up. You will also learn much about methods used by archaeologists when they excavate sites of historical significance.

Study Guides and Lesson Plans are also available for the fourth and eighth grades.

This is a well-presented and carefully crafted educational site – don’t miss it!

See the U.S. Capitol Virtually

January 22nd, 2016

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Architect’s Virtual Capitol

(www.capitol.gov/)

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

 

Explore and learn about the U.S. Capitol at this government website.

When arriving at today’s link, use the image links at the bottom left side of the page to: 

  • Discover – Through video presentations discover the history of the Capitol.
  • Explore – Using a clickable map, take multiple virtual tours of various locations around the Capitol. Not only can you explore the locations, but each place includes information about the Arts & Architecture, History, and a look Behind the Scenes. Locations include: 
    • U.S. Capitol Building
    • Capitol Reflecting Pool
    • James Madison Memorial Building
    • Cannon House Office Building
    • Longworth House Office Building
    • Rayburn House Office Building
    • John Adams Building
    • Thomas Jefferson Building
    • Supreme Court
    • Hart Senate Office Building
    • Russell Senate Office Building
    • And much more!
  • Learn – Through the use of an interactive timeline, images, and text, learn the history of the Capitol from its provision in the Constitution in 1787 until 2013.

This is a meaty website with a lot of excellent information to digest, so allow plenty of time to explore.

Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

January 15th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, January 15, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

(www.nps.gov/mlkm/learn/photosmultimedia/index.htm)

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

 

Part of the expansive collection of webpages from the National Parks Service, today’s website takes us on a visual tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C.

Through a short video and images, visitors can explore: 

  • Photos from the soft opening of the Memorial on August 22, 2011
  • Pictures of the Stone of Hope statue
  • Images from the 2013 Day of Service and Wreath Laying at the Memorial
  • Close-ups of the wall inscriptions
  • A brief video tour from the 2011 dedication with excerpts of President Obama’s remarks and students reciting passages from Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

When you are done with your virtual tour, use the sidebar menu to learn more about the park history and more. This website provides a brief look at the memorial and a nice addition to your MLK Day studies.

Explore the Canon Camera Museum

January 8th, 2016

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Canon Camera Museum

(www.canon.com/c-museum/en/)

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

 

This website from Canon is an interesting walk through time for the camera enthusiast in your family.

Using the navigation at the bottom of the screen, visitors can select to explore the: 

  • Camera Hall – See and learn about Canon cameras from yesterday and today – includes not only still shot film and digital cameras but also movie cameras and camcorders.
  • Lens Hall – Examine the different camera lenses that have been available.
  • History Hall – Discover the history of Canon from 1933-2010 with a timeline that includes text, images, and video presentations. Then browse through the various awards Canon has received throughout the years.
  • Souvenir – Grab some camera-theme wallpaper for your computer.

When browsing through the Camera and Lens halls, you can search by series, period, or both. Each exhibit includes an image and specifications as well as other interesting information about the item.

Cameras have changed the way we preserve history and memories and this website helps to see how far the technology has come in such a short time.

Fun Christmas Village Virtual Tour

December 18th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, December 18, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Ogden’s Christmas Village

(www.ogdencity.com/en/
about_ogden/special_events/christmas_village.aspx)

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

 

Take a fun journey through a Christmas Village with this website. Since its beginning in 1962, visitors to downtown Ogden, Utah, have enjoyed the display of a “dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole.”

Click the “Christmas Village” text link to begin your tour. The page that opens includes a map of the location of each cottage and images of the different displays. There are a few ways to navigate the tour: 

  • Use the arrows on the sides of the images to move back and forth through the images
  • Click the map for the image to open
  • Use the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to select an image

When the image comes up in the left hand pane, click on it for the image for a clearer view. Either click off the image or use the “X” in the lower corner to close the image. Each cottage includes its name, sponsor, and when it was built. A sampling of cottages you will see are: 

  • Carnegie Free Library
  • North Pole Express
  • AmeriCan-Fix-It Ski Shop
  • The Church of Hope
  • Nani’s Cottage
  • Nutcracker Nook
  • Polarview Manor
  • Santa’s Ornament Factory
  • Roodolf’s 258
  • Frosty’s Firehouse

And about 54 much more whimsically themed displays.

If you live near Ogden, Utah, the village is traditionally open from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through January 1.

This simple and fun little tour is a nice addition to your holidays.

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