Posts Tagged ‘virtual tour’

Multi-Media Virtual Tour of the Statue of Liberty!

June 24th, 2022

It’s Friday, June 24, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

National Park Service: Virtual Field Trip To Statue of Liberty!

(home.nps.gov/stli/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm)

All Grades, with parental supervision

At this website you can take a multi-media virtual tour of one of the world’s most recognized landmarks, the Statue of Liberty.

When you get to the site, read about the tour and then click on “Take the Statue of Liberty Virtual Tour” and then “Click to enter the tour”.

VERY IMPORTANT: You won’t hear spoken words, so be sure to read the text to understand how to navigate and access all of the content here, including the video presentations at each stop along the tour. (Hint: be sure to click on the icons in the black frames.)

The virtual tour includes:

  • A trip around the perimeter of Liberty Island in New York Harbor
  • The history of the statue’s design and significance
  • Statue Statistics – height, weight, materials used to make it, etc.
  • Engineering Techniques
  • Information on the statue’s torch and flame
  • How the image of the statue is used by marketers
  • Symbolism of the concept of liberty

This tour is sure to spark discussion about world history, immigration, politics, geography, liberty, and more.

Virtually Visit Harvard College

June 10th, 2022

It’s Friday, June 10, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Harvard College Virtual Tour

(college.harvard.edu/admissions/explore-harvard/virtual-tour)

Grades 9 and up, with parental supervision

Harvard College, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and one of two undergraduate schools at Harvard University, is among one of the most prestigious private colleges in the United States. At this website, take a virtual tour of the school from the comfort of your home.

When arriving at the link, click on “Let’s Go” image for a student-guided tour of the college. Places you will visit include:

  • Tercentenary Theatre
  • Widener Library
  • Lamont Library
  • Barker Center
  • Phillips Brooks House
  • Science Center
  • Annenberg Hall
  • Memorial Hall/Sanders Theatre
  • Maxwell Dworkin Laboratory
  • Northwest Science Building
  • Harvard Art Museums
  • Farkas Hall
  • Lowell House
  • Malkin Athletic Center
  • Weld Boathouse
  • Harvard Square
  • Agassiz House
  • And more

When the tour begins, the guide explains how to navigate through your tour. Locations include a narration by a Harvard student of interesting facts about the location, 360° self-navigating views, additional images to browse, and video presentations.

Whether your student is interested in attending Harvard or not, this tour provides an excellent look at our country’s oldest institute for higher learning.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

June 3rd, 2022

It’s Friday, June 3, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

(www.vvmf.org/Virtual-Tour/)

Grades 5-12, with parental supervision

Located in Washington. D.C., The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, more commonly known simply as The Wall, opened on November 13, 1982 and is visited by an estimated 4.5 million visitors annually. This website from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), not only shares information about The Wall and its history, but also serves to preserve the stories and memories of those whose names are inscribed on the Wall.

When you get to the site, the virtual tour begins:

  • The Wall
  • History and Design
  • Three Servicemen Statue
  • Women’s Memorial
  • In Memory Plaque
  • Items Left at the Wall

When you are done with the tour, go back to the main page and scroll over “Visit the Memorial”, “Remember and Honor Those Who Served”, and “Explore the Era” to learn more.

This virtual tour helps our students put the faces to the names on The Wall and encourages them to remember the sacrifices our veterans and their families made for us.

Take a Mattress Factory Tour!

May 20th, 2022

It’s Friday, May 20, 2022, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

The Original Mattress Factory

(www.originalmattress.com/mattress-factory-tour)

All grades, with parental supervision

Presented by The Original Mattress Factory, take a virtual tour of the factory to learn how mattresses and box springs are made by this company.

When you get to the site, watch the videos (one right after the other):

  • Behind the Scenes at OMF
  • We are a Family
  • The OMF Test Center

When you are done watching the videos, you can scroll down to see pictures and text to learn more. And you may wish to explore this website for even more information about mattresses and sleep. You can learn how to care for your mattress and even sign up for a “Flip Reminder”.

While this is a commercial website, you won’t lose sleep over the educational value of this virtual tour.

The Centennial President

May 19th, 2022

It’s Thursday, May 19, 2022, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

(bhpsite.org/learn/benjamin-harrison/)

Grades 5-12, with parental supervision

Visit today’s website to learn all about our 23rd president, also known as the centennial president because he was inaugurated 100 years after George Washington.

Born August 20, 1833, Benjamin Harrison came from a long line of famous politicians. Great-grandson of founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Harrison V, and grandson of our 9th president, William Henry Harrison, a.k.a. “Old Tippecanoe”, he had big shoes to fill. Using the links on the left hand sidebar, dig into the life and times of Benjamin Harrison and discover:

  • The early years
  • His Civil War service
  • His life as a lawyer
  • His presidency
  • His wives
  • And more

Along with concise articles and interesting image galleries, there is a brief audio recording of the president and a quick virtual tour of his home on Delaware Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Add this website to your list for presidential studies.

Examine the Artwork of M.C. Escher

May 14th, 2022

It’s Saturday, May 14, 2022, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

National Gallery of Art: M.C. Escher – Life and Work

(www.nga.gov/features/slideshows/mc-escher-life-and-work.html)

All grades; children with parental supervision

The National Gallery of Art sponsors this site that offers a virtual tour of the artwork of M.C. Escher.

If your students have studied math tessellations they may have been introduced to some of Escher’s work already — as he used patterns of interlocking forms and architectural mazes in his artwork. He also created unusual spatial effects by drawing a picture from different perspectives, for instance, looking up and down at the same time. Escher really contributed to the idea of metamorphosis drawing where one shape or object turns into something completely different. This tour offers examples of all of these aspects of his work and most kids will find the “morph” prints and drawings especially fascinating.

When you get to the site you can read the “Overview” for a biography and explanation of Escher’s work. Then click on the right arrow to view all of the many works in this virtual gallery. Each piece of art comes with a text explanation that helps the viewer to appreciate what they are looking at.

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