Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Step Back in Time with a Visit to Old Sturbridge Village

October 18th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, October 18, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Old Sturbridge Village

(www.osv.org/explore-the-village/historical-buildings-landscapes-and-gardens/)

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

Old Sturbridge Village is one of the country’s largest living history museums where a staff of historians in costume reenact early New England life from 1790-1840.

You can explore this living history museum without leaving home. When you get to the website, scroll down to take a photographic tour of the museum that is accompanied by text explanations of the exhibits: 

  • The Common & Center Village
  • The Countryside
  • The Mill Neighborhood
  • Gardens

Learn about the Friends Meetinghouse: Members of the Society of Friends were also called Quakers and had a distinctive way of life.


Visit the Salem Towne House: This Federal-style dwelling was the home of a prosperous farmer.


And the Printing Office: Rural printing offices produced books, broadsides, bills, and pamphlets.


Check out the Tin Shop: In the 1830s, tinware shops competed successfully with pottery stores.


Be sure to see the Educator Resources under the Education link in the top menu. You can download a map and “Make History” activities.

Take an Educational Journey Touring the FDR Library and Museum

October 11th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, October 11, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

FDR Library and Museum Virtual Tour

(fdrlibraryvirtualtour.org/)

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

 

This website not only provides visitors a virtual tour through the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, but it also offers wonderful educational opportunities to learn about the 32nd President of the United States, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.

When arriving at the link, click the “Launch Now” button on the screen. There are multiple ways to explore the museum. You may use the “Back” and “Next” arrows to work through the slides, or you could expand the “Explore the Museum” button at the top right then choose your destination or you could use the map in the bottom right corner to select a location. You can also access the site map from the “Explore the Museum” button which provides a great way to reach the topic of interest quickly. Location galleries include: 

  • Museum Lobby
  • America, 1932: A Nation in Fear
  • The Promise of Change
  • Foundations of a Public Life
  • A New Deal
  • FDR’s “Act of Faith”
  • War! (upper level)
  • War! (lower level)
  • Oval Office Desk/FDR’s Death
  • First Lady of the World
  • Legacy
  • Behind the Scenes

Each gallery provides a 360° tour that you can use your mouse to navigate around and examine. Some galleries include close-ups of artifacts, documents, as well as additional resource information, audios, and teachable moments. The teachable moments include brief video segments. Each gallery includes informational text beneath the presentation.  

This website is an excellent resource for your history studies and a wonderful insight into the life and world of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Tour Jimmy Carter’s Boyhood Farm

October 4th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, October 4, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

(www.jimmycartervirtualtour.info/)

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

 

Our 39th President of the United States, James Earl “Jimmy” Carter Jr., was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. At this website, take a virtual tour of his boyhood home as President Carter shares stories of his life on the farm.

When arriving at the link the tour will immediately begin. Be sure to have your sound turned on to hear the President’s narration. The video image moves itself, but visitors can use the Left and Right buttons to move the image or simply click on it to stop it and drag to where you would like to look. You can also zoom in closer for a better look. Use the “Next” and “Previous” buttons to move through the slides. The tour can also be viewed in “Full” screen mode.

The tour begins in the back of the house, then moves onto the front. Other locations of the farm include: 

  • Tennis Court
  • Commissary (store)
  • Garden
  • Blacksmith shop
  • Pathway to farm bell
  • Barn
  • Clark House
  • Milking shed

What makes this simple tour special is the narrations from President Jimmy Carter. This will make a great addition to your presidential studies.

UCLA Medical Center Virtual Tours

September 6th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, September 6, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip 
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

UCLA Medical Center

(www.uclahealth.org/virtual-tour)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

Hospitals can be scary places especially for young children. These virtual tours of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica may help prepare children for what to expect in the event that they someday need to visit a hospital.

When arriving at the link above, select which tour you would like to view and a window will open. When viewing the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center tour, touch and drag to move around the 360° image or allow the program to take you around. You may turn the auto rotate feature on or off by selecting the gear icon in the upper left of the screen. You may navigate through the slides by selecting the icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Click the icon in the upper right for information about the slide you are viewing. Locations include: 

  • Front Exterior
  • Main Lobby
  • Mattel Wall
  • Garden of Peace
  • Nursing Station
  • ICU
  • Maternity
  • Labor & Delivery
  • An Operating Room
  • Maddie’s Room
  • Pediatrics Room
  • Child Life Playroom
  • Child Life Teenroom

The UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica tour is accompanied by an audio guide which also can be turned on or off by selecting the gear icon in the upper left. You may also touch and drag to move around the 360° image. In the images there are blue U’s that are linked to videos, image galleries, and other information text and pages. Available tour locations include: 

  • Main Entrance
  • Harman Garden Plaza
  • Lobby
  • Emergency Room
  • Adult Patient Room
  • Pediatrics Patient Room
  • Pediatrics Playroom
  • Orthopaedic Institute
  • The BirthPlace – LDR (Labor, Delivery & Recovery)
  • The BirthPlace – Postpartum Room
  • ICU
  • Nurses Station
  • Operating Room

These easy-to-navigate tours give visitors a general idea of what a hospital might look like and perhaps make the thought of visiting one a little less frightening for youngsters.

Free Educational Video Virtual Field Trips

August 30th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, August 30, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

OpenRoad.TV

(tinyurl.com/yx9o8bvz)

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

 

OpenRoad.TV was founded by television personality, Doug McConnell, who travels with his camera crew to interesting places in the Western U.S. and films engaging stories that educate viewers and inspire them to take a road trip too.

Doug has been the host of a San Francisco-based television program called “OpenRoad with Doug McConnell” for years. You can view the short tours (most were 4-8 minutes long) at this commercial ad-supported site. There are 20 pages of videos including: 

  • San Francisco Bay Trail
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail
  • Napa Skyline Park
  • Yosemite Bears
  • Magical Mt. Tamalpais
  • Devil’s Slide Trail
  • And many more!

Click on a video and then you’ll see a scrolling bar below it so you can better choose the video you want to watch. Unfortunately, we did not find a ‘search’ feature.

PLEASE NOTE: There are random ads in between each video. Therefore, parental guidance is strongly suggested.

This is a terrific website to take many virtual field trips – and to use as a real-time travel guide if you plan on visiting the western U.S

Virtual Field Trip to Washington’s Headquarters

August 23rd, 2019

 

It’s Friday, August 23, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Washington’s Headquarters

(https://www.nps.gov/vafo/learn/historyculture/washingtons_headquarters.htm)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

Take a virtual field trip to Valley Forge where Washington, as the Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, spent the winter of 1777.

When you get to this National Park Service site, click on the YouTube link to tour Washington’s Headquarters virtually. Then download the illustrated guidebook of Washington’s headquarters to read the history of the house and to see pictures of the interior including: 

  • Aides-de-Camp Office
  • Washington’s Office
  • Kitchen
  • Washington’s Bedroom
  • Aides-de-Camp Bedroom
  • and more

Back on the main page, be sure to click on the Washington’s Headquarters Quick Facts sheet to learn more. Also, if you click on the “View other self-guided touring options at the park” link, it will bring you to a new page where you can watch a Park movie: Valley Forge: A Winter Encampment.

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