Posts Tagged ‘forts’

Revolutionary War Virtual Battlefield Tours

July 1st, 2016

 

It’s Friday, July 1, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Revolutionary War Virtual Battlefield Tours

(johnsmilitaryhistory.com/revvirtual.html)

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

 

Visit Revolutionary battlefields with the virtual tours at this website by John Hamill, an avid history buff.

Start a tour by selecting from one of the following: 

  • Quebec – January 1, 1776
  • Charleston – June 28, 1776
  • Bennington – August 16, 1777
  • Cooch’s Bridge – September 3, 1777
  • Brandywine – September 11, 1777
  • Battle of the Clouds – September 16, 1777
  • The Paoli “Massacre” – September 21, 1777
  • Forts Clinton and Montgomery – October 6, 1777
  • Saratoga – September 19 to October 7, 1777
  • Whitemarsh – December 4 – 8, 1777
  • Valley Forge Winter Quarters – 1777-78
  • Barren Hill – May 20, 1778
  • Charleston – May 12, 1780
  • Camden – August 16, 1780
  • King’s Mountain – October 7, 1780
  • Cowpens – January 17, 1781
  • Guilford Courthouse – March 15, 1781
  • Ninety Six – May 22 to June 18, 1781
  • Yorktown – August 20 to October 17, 1781

After making a selection, visitors will either be taken directly to the battlefield page that provides information about the location and the battle and images of the battlefield or visitors will see multiple links to different views of the battlefield. Occasionally there will be editorial information about the battle from the creator.

Add these virtual tours to your studies of the Revolutionary War to help provide a visual context of the battles for your students.

Virtual Field Trips to Stone Ruins including Stonehenge

July 18th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, July 18, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Stone Pages

 

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

 

Many people know about one of the most famous of stone ruins called Stonehenge in England. However, there are hundreds of stone ruins throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, including standing stones (like Stonehenge) and many of them are much older than Stonehenge. They document early man’s habitats, customs, rituals, defense, observance of cycles in nature like the seasons, and much more.

Today’s website offers the most amazing compilation of information on stone ruins in the U.K. and Europe. When you get to the site you can click on the following destinations to open new website pages devoted to these ruins:

  • England
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Italy

You can take virtual tours of these remarkable historic sites through photographs and text – and in some cases through quick time movies. You will be astounded by the sheer number of these ruins, and what archaeologists have been able to piece together about early humans from them.

You can take virtual tours of:

  • stone forts
  • stone settlements
  • stone circles
  • standing stones
  • tombs
  • burial chambers
  • and many other formations

Allow plenty of time on your first visit to this site to get your bearings. You’ll want to bookmark it to visit each country and the many ruins offered for virtual tours.

Explore Ancient Ireland

March 6th, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, March 6, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

In Search of Ancient Ireland

 

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

Based on the three episode series presented by PBS, this companion website offers further exploration through interactive features, text, videos, and photos and examines Ireland’s myths and their impact on Western civilization.

 

Select from the following to begin exploring:

  • Cartographer’s Journey – Explore an interactive map to Ireland’s key historical sites.
  • Fortress Ireland – Discover how the geography of Ireland has played a role in its relationship with Europe and take a pictorial tour of Ireland. Watch a video clip of stone forts built by Irish kings.
  • Religion – Learn how Christianity has changed this formerly pagan land and view a video clip about St. Patrick.
  • Culture and Commerce – Understand what life was like in ancient Ireland.
  • Technology – Discover how new technology that came to Ireland during the Bronze Age impacted its economy.
  • About the Film – This page of the website is further broken down into sections. Video clips from the episodes can be found in the “About the Episodes” Section.
  • Resources – Dig deeper with web links for further study.
  • Lesson Plans – Check out the two lesson plans to use with middle or high school students that include overviews, standards covered, procedures for teachers, and more.

 

With the help of this website, visitors will journey through history and sort through the legends and myths to learn the truth about ancient Ireland.

Oregon Trail Virtual Tour

February 4th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Friday, February 4, 2011 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website
HistoryGlobe.com: Oregon Trail Tour

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, 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 I have not reviewed.  Parents, AS ALWAYS, MUST PREVIEW AND SUPERVISE USE of this website.

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

Virtual Field Trips to Stone Ruins including Stonehenge

July 11th, 2003

Recommended Website:
Stone Pages

Many people know about one of the most famous of stone ruins called Stonehenge in England. However, there are hundreds of stone ruins throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, including standing stones (like Stonehenge) and many of them are much older than Stonehenge. They document early man’s habitats, customs, rituals, defense, observance of cycles in nature like the seasons, and much more.

Today’s website offers the most amazing compilation of information on stone ruins in the U.K. and Europe. When you get to the site you can click on England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy to open new website pages devoted to these ruins. You can take virtual tours of these remarkable historic sites through photographs and text — and in some cases through quick time movies. You will be astounded by the sheer number of these ruins, and what archaeologists have been able to piece together about early humans from them.

You can take virtual tours of stone forts, stone settlements, stone circles, standing stones, tombs, burial chambers, and other formations. Allow plenty of time on your first visit to this site to get your bearings. You’ll want to bookmark it to visit each country and the many ruins offered for virtual tours.

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