Posts Tagged ‘field trip’

Tour 19th Century France through Impressionist Art

June 23rd, 2017

 

It’s Friday, June 23, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Impressionism.org

(www.impressionism.org/)

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

 

This website offers a guided tour of late 19th century and early 20th century France and the Impressionism art movement that defined the era.

When you get to the site, use the left-hand menu to select either: 

  • Experience Impressionism – Click on this to take a fun tour of France via the Impressionist art movement. Through text and illustrations, you will learn: what constitutes Impressionism artwork (and what doesn’t); why it was considered revolutionary; review the political, scientific, social, and cultural influences that defined Impressionism and its ultimate acceptance in the art world; and learn about the many Impressionistic painters.
  • Teach Impressionism – Click on this to download or browse online lessons that teach the major themes of Impressionist artwork. The lessons include a detailed look at artists such as Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Renoir. Designed for classroom teachers, these lessons can be easily used in the homeschool and are geared for grades 1-8.

Important Note: There are many other links in the sidebar menu that have interesting information about impressionist art, but be sure to review these pages prior to allowing children to view as there are art examples that may be found inappropriate for younger students.

Discover the Regions of Arkansas

June 16th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, June 16, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Arkansas Geological Survey

(www.geology.ar.gov/education/physio_regions.htm)

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

 

Discover the physiographic provinces of Arkansas with maps, text and images at this web page from the larger website from the Arkansas Geographic Survey.

Regions to explore include: 

  • Ozark Plateau
  • Ouachita Mountains
  • Crowley’s Ridge
  • Mississippi Alluvial Plain (Delta)
  • Coastal Plain
  • Arkansas River Valley

Select the region you wish to visit to see images and maps of important geological features and then read all about the geology of the location. 

Once you have finished visiting each region, use the links at the top of the page to explore more geology of Arkansas including: 

  • Energy
  • Geohazards
  • Minerals
  • Water

Select the “Education” link for loads of downloadable resources such as pamphlets, lesson plans, worksheets, posters and more as well as online games.

Add this website to your state study list.

Dole Farm Tours

June 9th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, June 9, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Dole Farm Video Tours

(www.dole.com/en/videos?category=farming)

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

 

Discover how Dole farms pineapples and bananas are grown and processed with the videos provided at the Dole website.

When arriving at the link, scroll down to the page to select your video. While the videos are not in sequential order, visitors will be able to get the idea of the processes involved. Videos range in length from a minute to six minutes and include:

  • Bananas and Pineapples Journey from Farm to Store
  • Growing Pineapples
  • Harvesting Pineapples
  • Packing Pineapples
  • Organic Pineapples
  • Planting and Growing Bananas
  • Harvesting Bananas
  • Merchandising Bananas
  • Banana Ripening Process
  • Different Varieties of Bananas
  • Organic Bananas
  • Banana Care & Quality
  • Dole Solar Harvester

And much more. After viewing the video tours, check out the side bar for recipes to end your tour with a delicious treat.

JFK Virtual Museum Tour

June 2nd, 2017

 

It’s Friday, June 2, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum – Virtual Tour

(whd.jfklibrary.org/Tour/)

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

 

Take an online tour of the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Library with this website.

When arriving at today’s site, read the brief introduction then select the text link “Start Virtual Tour” in the lower corner. The tour begins with a video of clips about John F. Kennedy. Throughout the tour there are audios of era and JFK included which further enhance the virtual tour experience. Each slide also includes a general description text about the exhibit. Choose the display to examine from the scrolling slides under the current window. 

Exhibit topics include: 

  • Convention
  • 1960 Campaign Trail
  • Kennedy-Nixon Debate
  • Peace Corps
  • Space
  • Attorney General
  • Oval Office
  • First Lady
  • Kennedy Family
  • Pavilion

Within each slide are blue information icons that when clicked bring up a larger image and item description. Use the on-screen arrows to move around the displays.

This tour would add to any history course.

Come on a Safari with Bwana Mitch

May 26th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, May 26, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Bwana Mitch’s Virtual Safari

(www.virtuellesafari.de/start.e.html)

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

 

This commercial website specializes in travel to Africa and includes a terrific, free virtual safari of East Africa and southern Africa using photos and interactive 360° panoramas of wildlife and landscapes.

When you get to the website you’ll see a picture of a lion. Click on the words, “To The Gallery” located below the lion. A new page opens with a menu of the photo gallery that you will use to take this virtual safari that includes: 

  • Wildlife – See pictures and read descriptions of African mammals, reptiles, and birds including: 
    • Elephant
    • Rhinoceros
    • Cheetah
    • Leopard
    • Lion
    • Mongoose
    • Hippopotamus
    • Warthog
    • Nile Crocodile
    • Ostrich
    • and many more!
  • Landscapes – Explore national parks in Botswana, Tanzania, and Kenya.

If you click on any item on the menu a new page opens to photographs with descriptions in GERMAN. If you don’t read German – don’t worry. You can easily translate each page into English with a Google translation service located in very small print at the bottom of each page. Just click on the words “Translate this page into English” and the Google application works its magic so that you get the full benefit of the picture and the descriptive text.

If you enjoy the virtual field trip, you can also virtually explore the lodges and camps that are available to those who go on a real safari using the travel services of Bwana Mitch.

Mt. St. Helens Virtual Tour

May 19th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, May 19, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Adventure Earth Science Mt. St. Helens

(academic.greensboroday.org/~martint/AdventureES/StHelen/Home.htm)

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

 

This website created by 8th grade science teacher, Tim Martin, shares information and images of his trip to Mt. St. Helens in 2001.

Use the left-hand sidebar menu to begin your “Virtual Field Trips.” When arriving on the next page, scroll over the map to find locations to explore or use the side bar menu again to select your destination. Locations include: 

  • Johnston Ridge
  • Blast Zone Hills
  • Trail of Two Forests
  • Ape Cave
  • Lahar View
  • Lava Canyon

Most of the locations provide a manual slide show. Please note that when selecting to “Begin the Hike” or the “Explore” link the page opened to a message about using Internet Explorer but we clicked the “If you would like to proceed anyway, click here.” link and were able to successfully access the slides for the tour. The images include brief descriptions and information about the location. When you have finished with the tours, select the “Up” link to return to the home page. There are a few more links that visitors will also want to check out: 

  • May 18, 1980 – provides a brief article about the day Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980
  • Related Links – links to pages on the USGS website and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
  • For Educators – suggestions for experiments and demonstrations relating to volcanoes
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