Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Field Trip’

Nottingham Castle Tour for Kids

April 17th, 2020

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Kids’ Castle

(www.kidsonthenet.com/castle/)

Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 2-8, with parental supervision)

 

Gather the kids around the computer to embark on a tour of a virtual castle! The castle at this site is animated, but it is historically accurate and based upon Nottingham Castle as it existed in 1480.

When you get to the site, click on the drawbridge to enter. A new page opens showing a map of the castle. Click on the banner, “Kids’ Castle” to read the key to the “shield symbols” . Then, as you tour each section of the castle by clicking on a section of the map, you will see those shields pop up offering activities, more information, games, clues to puzzles and other interesting ways to further your learning about castles, and the lives of the people who lived in and around them.

This tour provides a great unit study all by itself, and a terrific way to enhance knowledge about heraldry, knights, and more.

Take a Tour of Ford’s Theater

April 10th, 2020

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Ford’s Theater Virtual Tour

(www.fords.org/visit/virtual-tour/)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Explore one of the most famous theaters in American history with this virtual tour. Site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth, Ford’s Theatre remained closed for nearly 100 years. In 1968, the theatre reopened as a national historic site and working theatre.

When you get to the site, you can read the introduction then click on “Start Virtual Tour”. This 360° tour from Google Arts & Culture starts on the Main Stage. Use your mouse to navigate around the image. As you scroll through the tour, interesting information about each image is provided.

When you are finished with your tour be sure to go back to the main Ford’s Theatre website to keep the learning going. From here, click on “Lincoln’s Assassination” on the top menu to learn about: 

  • Lincoln’s Death
  • Night on 10th Street
  • Investigating the Assassination
  • Impact on a Nation

Also, in the top menu, click on “For Teachers”. Under “Teaching Lincoln’s Assassination & Legacy” you can download a lesson plan for a fifth grader. And check out “All Teaching Resources” for a Timeline, Map of Responses and People.

This website is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to learn more about President Lincoln, his assassination, and his legacy.

Virtual Tour of Life of Booker T. Washington

April 3rd, 2020

 

It’s Friday, April 3, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Booker T. Washington – Tuskegee Institute

(www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/btwashington/index.html)

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

 

Sunday, April 5th, is the birthday of Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute for African-American students in Alabama. He was born in 1856.

At this website, provided by the National Park Service, you can take a virtual tour of highlights of Washington’s life and accomplishments including: 

  • Up From Slavery – Learn how Booker Taliaferro Washington rose from slavery to become one of the most powerful and influential leaders of his time.
  • Personal Life – Get a glimpse into Washington’s family life.
  • Building a University – Discover how his determination helped him transform what started as a “Normal School” into a prestigious university initially dedicated to providing practical knowledge that would help African-American students earn a living.
  • Image Gallery – Don’t miss this terrific photo gallery documenting Washington’s life and times.

Back on the front page, scroll down to get a mini-glimpse of Washington’s grand home, The Oaks, that was the social hub of Tuskegee University during his lifetime. Also see the exhibit based on the life of George Washington Carver as well as the exhibit based on the remarkable story of the Tuskegee Airmen – the first African-American fighter pilots in our nation’s history, and more!

Maple Sugar Farm Virtual Tour

March 27th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, March 27, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Leane & Michael’s Sugarbush

(www.lmsugarbush.com/virtualtour.html)

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

 

Real maple syrup is a delight for the senses – and learning about how it is made is fun for the entire family!

At this website you can take a virtual tour of a homeschool family’s maple syrup farm. Through interesting text and photographs you can learn about the entire maple syrup process from tree to breakfast table.

But that’s not all! This homeschool family recognizes the learning value of the maple syrup process and has designed an entire Unit Study to accompany their virtual tour! It is available absolutely FREE at their website. Just click on “Unit Study” on the menu, then click on the tabs that open in the left-hand menu. There are 10 weeks of lesson plans that include: 

  • Indian Syrup Making
  • Pioneer Syrup Making
  • Modern Syrup Making
  • All About Maple Trees
  • Tapping Maple Trees
  • Gathering Maple Sap
  • Boiling Sap Into Syrup
  • Bottling Pure Maple Syrup
  • Selling Pure Maple Syrup
  • The Sugarbush Annual Maple Syrup Festival

But wait! There’s still more! The unit studies include craft ideas, and lots of links for such things as crafts, further research, and even recipes! (NOTE: Not all the links were working at the time of our review.)

After visiting this site, you might want to purchase a jug of Sugarbush Pure Maple Syrup! (It’s also a nice way to support the efforts of this homeschool family and thank them for the gift of these free learning materials.)

Tour Jerusalem Virtually

March 20th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, March 20, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Jerusalem Virtual Tours

(www.3disrael.com/jerusalem/)

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

Visit the most sacred sites in Jerusalem through these masterfully rendered virtual tours. Through the use of cutting edge technology and a team of gifted artists, writers, and technicians, this website strives to provide visitors with “a unique visual experience, never seen before.”

Choose from several currently available 3D tours: 

  • The Western Wall
  • Jaffa Gate
  • Supreme Court
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Tower of David
  • The Cave of John the Baptist
  • Church of All Nations
  • And many more!

The creators of these digital models have taken care to pay close attention to details.  

When you are finished with these tours, you can find links to more tours on the left sidebar: 

  • Dead Sea
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • And more!

Learn How Potato Chips are Made

March 13th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, March 13, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips

(www.dieffenbachs.com/potato-chip-factory)

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

 

Discover how potato chips are made with this website from Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips. This business, located in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, has been making potato chips for over 50 years.

When arriving at the link, see an introduction about the factory with some pictures, then scroll down to play the Virtual Factory Tour. You’ll learn the process involved in going from potato to chip in the almost 4-minute video. It’ll be sure to whet your appetite for a bag of potato chips!

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