Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Virtual Field Trip to Teotihuacan

May 4th, 2017

 

It’s Thursday, May 4, 2017, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Teotihuacan Mexico

(vft.asu.edu/VFTTeotihuacan/panos/Teo/Teo.html)

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

 

Explore the archaeological site of Teotihuacan in Mexico with this virtual field trip from the larger website created by the Arizona State University.

When you arrive at today’s link, it is helpful to view the Tutorial and the Introduction videos to make the most of your visit. After watching the videos, you can begin your 360° tour. Locations to explore include: 

  • Talud-tablero Platform
  • Temple of the Moon
  • Ave of the Dead
  • Pyramid of the Sun Plaza
  • Tetitla Apartment compound
  • Feathered Serpent Pyramid
  • And much more.

Embedded in the tour are videos, additional images, and opportunities to zoom in closer on objects and locations. There are also “Labs” that dig deeper into the archaeological and historical aspects of Teotihuacan. This virtual tour will make a great supplement to your ancient civilizations studies of Mexico.

Tour the National Arboretum

April 28th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, April 28, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Arboretum Virtual Tour for Kids

(www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/VirtualTours/KidsVirtualTour.html)

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

 

The United States National Arboretum offers this educational virtual tour designed for kids. Learn about the many “weird, cool, and gross plants” that live in this gigantic outdoor space.

When you get to the site, read the brief introduction and then follow the instructions for taking the virtual tour that includes photographs and informative text that is sure to spark discussion. 

The interactive tour is laced with questions to challenge kids’ thinking and deepen the learning experience.

Plan to allow at least 20 minutes to take the entire tour.

Visit the Home of James Monroe

April 21st, 2017

 

It’s Friday, April 21, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

James Monroe’s Highland

(www.encyclopediavirginia.org/media_player?mets_filename=evr8400mets.xml)

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

 

Visit the plantation home of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, with this virtual tour powered by Google Maps.

When arriving at the link, read the summary to the right of the main image, then click on the “arrows” in the image to begin navigating in and around the home. We found it best to view in full screen by selecting the icon in the upper right corner. Click your “Esc” key on your keyboard to return to the page. Click and drag around the image and use the other tools in the lower right to navigate around the house. As you go through the house you will see: 

  • James Monroe’s study
  • Children’s Room
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Kitchen

To learn about the rooms, go to the ” areas of the house” text link on the summary page in the third paragraph.  

When you are finished with your tour, learn more about James Monroe by selecting the “James Monroe” link in the upper menu. On this page visitors can: 

  • Read a brief biography about the man.
  • View a timeline of his life.
  • Learn the story of Highland and slavery.
  • See the featured web exhibit “The Election of 1816”.

Add this website to your Presidential study tool kit.

Civil War Virtual Battlefield Tours

April 7th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, April 7, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Civil War Virtual Battlefield Tours

(johnsmilitaryhistory.com/cwvirtual.html)

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

 

Tour the battlefields of the Civil War at this website by military history enthusiast, John Hamill.

Easily navigate to the various tours available by locating the battlefield on the list sorted by year. Each tour provides pictures of the location and information about the place. Some of the destinations included are: 

  • First and Second Manassas
  • The Peninsula Campaign
  • The Seven Days
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Antietam (Sharpsburg)
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Second Winchester and Stephenson’s Depot
  • Gettysburg
  • Vicksburg
  • Chattanooga
  • Cold Harbor Campaign
  • Hunter’s Raid
  • Fort Harrison
  • Petersburg Breakthrough
  • Saylors Creek

And many more. When you have finished viewing the tours, head back to the tour page and you will find additional links for: 

  • Strategy and Tactics
  • Editorial/Opinion
  • Essays by Matt Hering
  • Links to Other Civil War Websites

These online tours will add to your American history studies.

Virtually Visit a Musk Ox Farm in Alaska

March 31st, 2017

 

It’s Friday, March 31, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Musk Ox Farm

(www.muskoxfarm.org/)

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

 

Take a virtual field trip to Palmer, Alaska to see the Musk Ox Farm! This non-profit farm is dedicated to the preservation and domestication of these Ice Age mammals and to the production of “qiviut”, a fine wool from the musk ox.


When you get to the site you’ll see an introduction. Browse the horizontal menu at the top of the page to learn about: 

  • The farm – See a couple of pictures of the farm and farm staff.
  • The history of the project – Learn about the mission and history of the Musk Ox Farm.
  • The musk ox – See photographs of the musk ox and learn about their natural history including information on breeding and how they defend themselves against predators. Find out about their special wool (includes a downloadable color PDF).

Be sure to check out the “Events” section too. You’ll see pictures of the “Annual Running with the Bulls” that takes place each year in August.

Old Fort Western Virtual Tour

March 24th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, March 24, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Old Fort Western

(www.oldfortwestern.org/virtual.asp)

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

 

Visit Old Fort Western, the 1754 National Historical Landmark fort on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine, with this virtual tour, and see its transformation over its 250-plus year history.

After arriving at today’s link, select your internet connection type, either dialup or broadband, to begin your tour. Once the new window opens, use the timeline under the introduction to begin exploring. Choose from: 

  • Military Period – 1754-1770
  • William Howard Period – 1770-1782
  • Two Family House Period – 1782-ca 1830
  • Three Family House Period – ca 1830-ca 1870
  • Tenement Period – ca 1870-ca 1922
  • 2004

The tours for the Military Period through the Tenement Period are in drawings and primarily show how the fort changed in its division and use of the space. Once you have selected your time-period, the fort image will load. Text on the page describes the fort and its use. As you move your mouse over the image a view finder will reveal details inside the fort. There are several tools to change your views. When you explore “2004”, it provides a more in-depth view of the current use of the fort as a museum with photos and panoramic views of the various rooms.

There is a lot of interesting history connected with Old Fort Western and the part it played in the development of the Kennebec Valley in Maine as well as American history in general. When you are finished with your tours, close the tour window to get back to the opening page. In the upper menu, select “Fort Information” to find links to the fort, house, and store history.

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