Virtual Field Trip to Clara Barton’s Home

January 28th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Friday, January 28, 2011 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Clara Barton National Historic Site
Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2-4 and 5-12)

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website, sponsored by the National Park Service, where you can take a virtual field trip to the home of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. This one-of-a-kind home served as national headquarters for the American Red Cross and a warehouse for relief supplies.

When you get to the site, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “House Tour.” A new page opens where you can explore the home through an extensive photo gallery accompanied by text that provides historical background on Barton’s life and work, as well as information on the significance of the artifacts in the home.

BONUS! The Clara Barton Interactive Experience!

This is a Flash production with sound that includes a tour of the home and the history of the American Red Cross. You’ll even hear the “voice of Clara Barton describing the house in her own words.”

It also provides educational activities for students divided into two grade levels from 2-4 and 5 and up. Each one has nine activities with quizzes. Finish the activities and print out a personalized certificate. Follow the instructions to mail your certificate to the NPS and receive a Junior Ranger award.

NOTE:  The first time you access the program, there will be a brief delay while the program loads. If you are using a dial-up connection, you may experience slow loading or difficulty in running the program. 



Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling


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