Archive for the ‘Virtual Field Trip’ category

Explore the Tombs of the Pharaohs

February 28th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, February 28, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

(archive.fieldmuseum.org/tut/explore.asp)

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

 

Visit the Valley of the Kings with this virtual field trip from the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Visitors will learn about the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, examine Egyptian funeral artifacts, and discover the stories surrounding the pharaohs.


After reading the introduction, select the “Begin your Exploration” text link and a new window opens for you to start the interactive tour. Follow the instructions to navigate through the tour. Choose your destination by clicking one of the choices on the map: 

  • Tomb of Yuya and Tjyu
  • Tomb of Tuthmosis IV
  • Tomb of Amenhotep II
  • Tomb of Tutankhamun

While all the tours contain images and interesting information about the king, the tour for King Tut provides much more detail about this Pharoah.
 
When you are finished examining the tombs, go back to the home page and dig deeper by using the right-hand menu options to learn more about King Tut, examine additional artifacts, explore the photo gallery, and to find the answers to some of the most common questions about King Tutankhamun.

This site is an excellent addition to studies of Egypt and mummies.

Visit Buckingham Palace Virtually!

February 7th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, February 7, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Buckingham Palace

(www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace)

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

 

Experience the grandeur and elegance of Buckingham Palace and more with these breathtaking, 360-degree virtual tours.

Only open to visitors during the summer months and for a limited number of tours in December, January and at Easter each year, Buckingham Palace is mostly used for official functions and events by the Queen and members of the Royal Family. 

There are three destinations: 

  • The Grand Staircase
  • The White Drawing Room
  • The Throne Room

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

Then using the top menu bar, learn more about: 

  • The Queen
  • The Royal Family
  • The Commonwealth
  • Residences, Art and History
  • Royal Events and Ceremonies

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. These tours are a royal feast for the eyes!

Take a free virtual cruise on the Belle of Louisville

January 31st, 2020

 

It’s Friday, January 31, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Belle of Louisville

(tinyurl.com/um57d9o)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

Take a free virtual cruise on the oldest Mississippi River-style steamboat still in operation, the Belle of Louisville.


Watch the over 20-minute video that explores the history of river travel and steamboat life and tours the Belle of Louisville

When you are done with the video, you can head over to the Belle‘s website to learn more about her history. Scroll down and click “View Our History” to see the timeline with pictures from 1914 to her 100th year anniversary.

Photographic Tour of State Parks

January 24th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, January 24, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Photographic Tour of State Parks

(www.usgs.gov/science-support/osqi/yes/national-parks/)

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

 

At this website you can take “a photographic and informative tour” of the U.S. National Parks – from Arches to Zion! The photos highlight the geology and natural history of the parks.

When you get to the site, choose the area of the country you’d like to view: 

  • Four Corners Region
  • Northwest
  • Hawaii
  • Southwest
  • Upper-Midwest
  • Northeast
  • Southeast

Click on the area of choice and a new page opens with a list of parks in that area. Then each park has beautiful photographs, a map and text. And each has a Learn More button to dig deeper.

This is a terrific resource for budding geologists – and offers a great way to visit our national parks without leaving home!

Virtual Field Trip to Six Villages in Viet Nam

January 17th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, January 17, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Mekong Lifeways

(folklife.si.edu/resources/mekong/Engframe.html)

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

 

This set of online photo albums from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage provides a virtual tour of traditional lifestyles of people in the Mekong Delta region of Viet Nam.

The whole family can enjoy looking at the photos of the six different cities. When you get to the site, select a city from the six photos in the center of the page:

  • Trà Niên
  • Vinh Châu
  • Trà Sết
  • Long Định
  • Phum Soài
  • An Thuận

On each city’s main page, read the introduction at the bottom of the large graphic, then select a photo archive from the left-hand column. Once inside each photo archive, you need to read the information at the bottom center of the page, then navigate using the thumbnails across the *top* of the screen. (Don’t sorry, it’s easier then it sounds.)

Together this montage gives you a little taste for the variety that exists here, and a bit of an idea of what makes each of these six cities special.

Virtual Field Trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa

January 10th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, January 10, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Leaning Tower of Pisa Photo Gallery

(www.towerofpisa.org/leaning-tower-of-pisa-photos/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision; younger children and non-readers will need assistance from mom or dad.)

 

Learn all about the famous “Leaning Tower of Pisa” located in Italy with these photos and facts.

Built in 1173 as a bell tower for a cathedral, it began its unintentional incline during construction. There have been ongoing efforts over the centuries to shore up the tower and save it from toppling over. When you get to the site, click on a photo and then scroll through the different pictures of the tower and the area. Then check out the top menu to learn more: 

  • Facts
  • Campo dei Miracoli
  • History
  • Historical Facts
  • and more!

We also found this website. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa in 360!

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