Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Tour the Museum of the American Revolution

June 29th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 29, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Museum of the American Revolution

(www.amrevmuseum.org/collection)

Age Range: 7-18 (Grades 2-12, with parental supervision)

 

Discover some of the artifacts of the American Revolutionary War with this museum website.

When arriving at today’s link, start exploring items available online such as: 

  • Artwork – portraits of Lieutenant John Ross, Thomas McDonogh, the Comte du Perron and other masterpieces including the March to Valley Forge and the Battle of Germantown
  • Objects – muskets, swords, flags, clothing, cookware, Washington’s headquarters tent, and more
  • Printed Works – A Founding Father’s Roman History, newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence, Patrick Henry’s Law Books, Common Sense and Plain Truth, poems and more

Exhibits include historical background about the artifact and other related items to examine.

When finished browsing through the collections, check out the Interactive Timeline (be sure to allow Flash to run to use) to explore items interactively, read more details about the artifact and to see video presentations about the objects.

Be sure not to leave this site before visiting the Educator Resources page. Once on the page, hover back over the Educator Resources link to reveal the Virtual Field Trip link. This link takes visitors to a page for Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip, “a behind-the-scenes field trip of the Museum with host Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series of children’s historical fiction novels.” This field trip will take visitors to the Scholastic website and includes a downloadable Classroom Kit, a 25-minute video tour and many more resources for your students in 2nd-8th grade. 

This site will make a fabulous addition to your American History studies.

Virtual Tour of USS Pampanito (SS-383)

June 22nd, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 22, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Tour of USS Pampanito

(maritime.org/tour/)

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

 

At this website, the San Francisco Maritime Museum provides a free virtual tour of the USS Pampanito, a WW II submarine.

The sub was built in 1943 as part of the U.S. Navy fleet of submarines that were instrumental in the Allied victory in the Pacific during World War II.

This online tour provides a glimpse of what life was like for the sailors aboard the vessel. You can even visit some compartments that are not safely accessible on the “live” tours (the sub is docked at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf) because of the vertical ladders and confined space.

When you get to the website read the introduction and follow the instructions to take a virtual tour of the sub including the: 

  • Main Deck Aft
  • Torpedo Room
  • Motor Room
  • Forward Engine Room
  • Crew’s Mess and Galley
  • Radio Room
  • Control Room
  • Pump Room

As you click on each section of the sub, a new page opens with an illustration that pinpoints the location on the sub. Below it is an actual photograph and text that explains its purpose.

Virtually Explore Virginia

June 15th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 15, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Encyclopedia Virginia

(www.encyclopediavirginia.org/vr)

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

 

Tour some of the historical sites of Virginia with this page from the larger Encyclopedia Virginia website.

Each of these tours provides a selection of 360° images of the location that visitors can explore using their mouse. Destinations include: 

  • Old Coast Guard Station, Virginia Beach
  • The Virginia State Capitol
  • The Virginia Executive Mansion
  • Mount Vernon
  • Monticello
  • Montpelier
  • Poplar Forest
  • James Monroe’s Highland
  • The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
  • Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum
  • Abijah Thomas House, Smyth County
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Stratford Hall
  • Smith’s Fort Plantation
  • Carr/Greer Family Residence
  • Gunston Hall
  • The Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum
  • The John Marshall House
  • The Patrick Henry National Memorial
  • Scotchtown
  • The Poe Museum
  • Justice Park, Charlottesville
  • Lee Park, Charlottesville
  • Carlyle House Historic Park
  • Athenaeum
  • Panorama of Lumpkin’s Jail Site
  • Tobacco Barns in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties
  • Slave Dwellings in the counties of Amelia, Caroline, Cumberland, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Kent, Powhatan, and Rockbridge and in Church Hill, Richmond
  • Bacon’s Castle
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse
  • Christ Church
  • Saint John’s Church, Richmond
  • Aquia Episcopal Church
  • Howland Chapel School & Teachers’ Cottage
  • Julius Rosenwald High School
  • Saint John Rosenwald School
  • The Academical Village at the University of Virginia
  • The Barter Theater
  • The Extant Structures and Grounds at Menokin

These simple virtual tours will make a wonderful addition to your state and history studies.

Go Virtual Caving in France

June 8th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 8, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc

(archeologie.culture.fr/chauvet/en)

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

 

Explore the La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave in southern France with these virtual tours.

Discovered in 1994, the La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave is home to the some of the best-preserved cave paintings in the world. The actual cave is closed to visitors to preserve the cave, but a replica of the cavern was created so that the collection can be admired without the risk of damage to the original location. However, with this website, visitors can take a virtual tour of the actual caverns.

When arriving at today’s website, scroll down the page to select the virtual tour link. There are twelve locations included in the tour: 

  • Brunel Chamber – North and South
  • Chamber of the Bear Hollows
  • Cactus Gallery
  • Red Panels Gallery
  • Candle Gallery
  • Hillaire Chamber – North and South
  • Skull Chamber
  • Latticework Gallery
  • Megaloceros Gallery
  • End Chamber

Use the mouse to navigate around the images and locate “hot spots” to learn more and see additional images. When you have finished the virtual tour, use the “Home” button in the upper left to return to the opening page. Scroll down the page to locate the video link (beside the virtual tour link.) Please note that the video is in French, but even if you don’t speak French, it is worth watching. Scroll further down the home page to discover more about the cave, its history and preservation.

Explore the Oriental Institute Museum

June 1st, 2018

 

It’s Friday, June 1, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Oriental Institute Museum

(oi.uchicago.edu/virtualtour)

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

 

Tour the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago with this website.

This museum features artifacts from ancient Near East including galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and Megiddo.

After reading through the introduction, click the “Take the Tour” button on the bottom of the page. Your tour will start at the lobby and museum shop. Read through the information in the pop-up window which provides navigational instructions as well as hot spot information. Use your mouse to explore the 360° images of the galleries. Select your desired destination by clicking on the thumbnail images at the bottom of the screen. Galleries to visit include: 

  • Mesopotamian Gallery
  • Khorsabad Court
  • Assyrian Empire Gallery
  • Syro-Anatolian Gallery
  • Megiddo Gallery
  • Egyptian Galleries
  • Persian Gallery
  • Nubia Gallery

Throughout the galleries there will be photo hot spots to get a closer look at an item. Be sure that you have your permissions turned on to be able to view these items.

When you have finished with your virtual tour, head back to the home page and select the “Collections” link in the upper menu then choose the “Search our Collections” option on the left-hand sidebar. To search for only items with multimedia including images, go to the second drop-down menu and select Multimedia, then select the “Yes” radio button. Use the “Browse Museum Galleries” options to further refine your search. 

If you are studying the ancient worlds of the Near East then this website will make a wonderful resource to add to your study.

Take a Virtual Trip Along the Oregon Trail

May 25th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, May 25, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

History Globe: The Oregon Trail

(www.historyglobe.com/ot/otmap1.htm)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

At this website you can virtually follow the pioneer path along the Oregon Trail and see the natural landmarks, forts, and trading posts that they saw on their long and dangerous journey West.

When you get to the site you will see a menu tab at the top of the page. Click on “1843 Map” and “Modern Map” to compare the path of the Oregon Trail then and now.

Click on “Trail Tour” to begin your virtual journey through photographs and historical paintings accompanied by interesting facts and trivia about: 

  • Independence, Missouri
  • Courthouse Rock
  • Chimney Rock
  • Fort Laramie
  • Independence Rock
  • Fort Bridger
  • Soda Springs
  • Fort Hall
  • Fort Boise
  • Whitman Mission
  • The Dalles
  • Oregon City

You can also view information about the landmarks by clicking on their locations on the maps. 

NOTE:  The “Travel Links” button was originally intended to lead to travel information for those who wanted to visit the Oregon Trail. However, most of the links now lead to error messages and/or to redirects that we have not reviewed. Parents, AS ALWAYS, MUST PREVIEW AND SUPERVISE USE of this website.

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