Posts Tagged ‘Windsor Castle’

Visit Buckingham Palace Virtually!

February 7th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, February 7, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Buckingham Palace

 

Age Range: 6-12 (grades 1-7, with parental supervision)

Experience the grandeur and elegance of Buckingham Palace with these four breathtaking, 360-degree virtual tours. Only open to visitors during the Annual Summer Opening in August and September, Buckingham Palace is mostly used for official functions and events by the Queen and members of the Royal Family.

Select from four destinations: 

 

* The Grand Staircase
* The White Drawing Room
* The Throne Room
* The Blue Drawing Room (formerly known as the South Drawing Room)

To learn more about the rooms, select one from the right sidebar, or immediately begin your tour by choosing one of the virtual tour links at the bottom of the above linked page.

Using your mouse or the on-page controls, examine the rooms from floor to ceiling. As you survey the rooms, you will find blue information circles that you can click on that provide pop-up detailed descriptions.

When you are done visiting Buckingham Palace, you may also wish to stop by Windsor Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse for more virtual room tours by using the right sidebar navigation. These tours are a royal feast for the eyes!  

BBC History Virtual Tours

February 3rd, 2011

Hi!  It’s Thursday, February 3, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
BBC History Virtual Tours

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental supervision; younger children may enjoy aspects)

This is another great resource from the BBC. It is filled with free, multi-media virtual tours that are themed around Ancient History, British History, and World Wars.

When you get to the site you will see a menu of the tours and their brief summaries including:

*Viking Age Farm Virtual Tour – See an ancient farm that was excavated in the 1970s.

*Endeavour Virtual Tour – Step onboard Captain Cook’s ship to explore a piece of maritime history.

*London Bridge Virtual Tour – See how the bridge would have looked in 1540.

*Windsor Castle Virtual Tour – This castle was the hub of key events in the history of England. It’s been a fortress, palace, prison, barracks to a lunatic asylum, country house, and museum.

*World War One Trench Virtual Tour – Experience conditions for the soldiers of World War One.

Click on any one of interest and see panoramas and 3D models of reconstructions of various historical events along with computer generated historical voyages. 

Enjoy!

 

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

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