Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Field Trip’

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.

Visit the Blarney Stone & Castle

March 17th, 2017

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Blarney Castle & Gardens

(www.blarneycastle.ie/)

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

 

Take a virtual tour of the home of the Blarney Stone, one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Legend has it that if one kisses the Blarney Stone they will never be at a loss for words again. While most of us may never be able to kiss the legendary stone, we can take a tour of the castle and grounds where it lies with the help of this website.

On the home page of today’s link, visitors can watch a fly-over view of the castle and the grounds. When you are ready to tour the grounds, hover over the “Plan Your Visit” link in the upper menu. Select the “Map & Virtual Tour” option to begin. When the page opens, there will be a map that you can hover over the ‘pins’ to see what is located there. Scroll down the page to find the 360° Blarney Castle tour. You will be able to use your mouse to explore: 

  • Poison Garden
  • Family Room
  • Castle Interior
  • Rock Close
  • Fern Garden

When you are finished with that tour, continue your exploration by selecting the “Explore Blarney Castle” link in the upper menu. On this page, through an image and brief text, you can learn about: 

  • Badger’s Cave
  • The Dungeon
  • The Witch Stone
  • The Estate
  • Wishing Steps
  • Witch’s Kitchen

And much more. Visitors can also explore further by selecting the following at the top of the page: 

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Experience the Gardens
  • Explore Rock Close
  • Visit the Castle

Select “History” in the upper menu to discover the history of Blarney Castle, see a family timeline, and view archived videos.

This is a great site to add to your studies of Ireland.

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.

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