Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Take a Virtual Journey to Freedom

March 10th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, March 10, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Journey: You are a Slave

(www.nationalgeographic.org/media/richmedia/0/195/project/j1.html)

Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-8, with parental supervision)

 

At this website from National Geographic take a brief virtual journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

When arriving at the link, read the introduction and select to either go or stay to discover your fate. Once you select to go, the journey begins. Throughout the tour, visitors will continue to make choices about their journey. Along the way, you will: 

  • Meet Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett, William Still, Frederick Douglas, and Susan B. Anthony.
  • Hear songs and sounds that might have been heard along the way.
  • Discover the towns you would might have traveled through.

This brief tour provides a glimpse into the underground railroad and makes a good starting point for future studies.

Visit the Pyramids of Egypt

March 3rd, 2017

 

It’s Friday, March 3, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

PBS NOVA: Pyramids

(www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html)

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

 

The tomb of Egyptian boy, King Tut, was discovered on November 4, 1922. Would you like to explore a pyramid and check out a pharaoh’s burial chamber? At this PBS website, you can take a free virtual tour of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the tombs and temples of Thebes, and you can even take a virtual walk around the Sphinx! This interactive virtual tour of the Land of the Pharaohs is provided through 360° panoramas and stunning photographs with interesting and informative text.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a picture of pyramids in the center of the page. Click on the words, “LAUNCH INTERACTIVE” next to the picture. A new screen opens to a map of ancient Egypt and drop-down menus that allow you to explore: 

  • Old Kingdom – Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Khufu Pyramid, the Khafre Pyramid, the Sphinx, and the Giza Plateau.
  • New Kingdom – Virtually tour the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Colossus of Memnon, the Tomb of Riekhmire, and the Tomb of Ramose.

Simply click on the place you want to explore. If you select a pyramid, the image will appear on the screen with a drop-down menu that invites you to look inside the pyramid, see a cross-section map of the pyramid, view artifacts, and browse the photo gallery.

If you select a monument such as the Sphinx or Colossus of Memnon, you can take a “walk-around” virtual tour.

The images and content are spectacular. Younger children may enjoy this presentation with adult assistance to read the text and navigate the site.

Virtual Field Trip to Rome

February 24th, 2017

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

You Visit: Rome

(www.youvisit.com/tour/rome)

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

 

Explore Rome with this virtual field trip from the larger You Visit website.

Once you arrive at today’s link your tour will immediately begin. Be sure to have your volume turned up so that you can hear your tour guide describe the locations. Visitors can explore: 

  • The Colosseum
  • The Vatican
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Villa Borghese
  • The Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Basilica di San Giovanni
  • St. Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica

Along with 360° tours of the locations, there are additional close-up images to explore. Use your mouse to explore the locations and discover the beauty of Rome.

Explore the Tombs of the Pharaohs

February 17th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, February 17, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

(archive.fieldmuseum.org/tut/explore.asp)

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

 

Visit the Valley of the Kings with this virtual field trip from the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Visitors will learn about the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, examine Egyptian funeral artifacts, and discover the stories surrounding the pharaohs.

After reading the introduction, select the “Begin your Exploration” text link to start the interactive tour. Follow the instructions to navigate through the tour. Choose your destination by clicking one of the choices on the map: 

  • Tomb of Yuya and Tjyu
  • Tomb of Tuthmosis IV
  • Tomb of Amenhotep II
  • Tomb of Tutankhamun

While all the tours contain images and interesting information about the king, the tour for King Tut provides much more detail about this Pharoah.
 
When you are finished examining the tombs, go back to the home page and dig deeper by using the right-hand menu options to learn more about King Tut, examine additional artifacts, explore the photo gallery, and to find the answers to some of the most common questions about King Tutankhamun.

This site is an excellent addition to studies of Egypt and mummies.

Microcar Virtual Museum

February 10th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, February 10, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip

at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Microcar Museum

(www.microcarmuseum.com/virtualtour.html)

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

 

Take a fun virtual tour of a microcar museum. This archived website of the now closed Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia, showcases the cars once in their collection.

One might ask, what exactly is a microcar? A microcar, otherwise known as a “bubble car”, is an economy vehicle with an engine size less than 700cc or battery powered, with 2 doors or less, can have 3 or 4 wheels, and was manufactured after 1945. Microcars played an important role in Europe after World War II as they worked to deal with shortages of food and gas.

After arriving at today’s site, you can begin browsing through the over 200 cars by selecting either the “START TOUR” or “TOUR INDEX” links under the showroom image. Each car provides: 

  • Multiple image of the car
  • Informative text about the car
  • Specs related to the car

This is an interesting tour and sure to be interesting for the car enthusiast in any family.

Virtual Tour of Big Bend National Park

February 3rd, 2017

 

It’s Friday, February 3, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Big Bend National Park

(www.virtualbigbend.com/index.php)

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

 

The goal of this website is to bring you as close as possible to actually experiencing every inch of this spectacular natural wonder. Hence it features the latest in interactive panoramas: with many of the photos (if you use your mouse to scroll around) you will see an unbroken sphere of scenery not only on all sides, but also above and below. 

To embark on this breathtaking virtual adventure, you can click on any one of the locations on the homepage. If you prefer to browse by geographic feature, you can use the “Favorite Views” drop-down menu at the top of the page. Once you have arrived at a location you can either use the arrows to move between locations, or bring up a full list of locations by selecting the four boxes icon.  Whatever method you choose to navigate the site, you will come away with an increased appreciation for this national treasure.

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