After receiving more than 18,000 downloads of this resource, I decided to update and expand the list from 35 sites to 50 combined websites, videos, and apps!
UPDATED: Version 5 of this file is now available (August 2017). Broken links were fixed. Seven great resources for virtual reality (VR) field trips were added. Plus, don't forget about the ten 360-degree YouTube videos included in Version 4 (January 2017). That's more than 50 resources to consider! Please download this file again to enjoy these updates.
Virtual tours and field trips provide students with opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise.
Where else can you "take a trip" to see Sistine Chapel, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or the African grasslands -- all in one day?
These tools may also challenge students to think critically about the places they visit. For example, a virtual trip to Pompeii requires students to consider the quality of life in an ancient city. A trip to Chichen Itza will allow them to appreciate and question the Mayas design decisions. Simply, virtual field trips can spark your students' interest and motivate their learning in a specific content area.
The following websites are worth considering for virtual field trips. Some are built as all-inclusive virtual trips with text and audio; others provide only imagery which can be adapted to fit the needs of a lesson.
If you like this packet, please consider the following educational resources available in my store:
1. Absolute & Relative Location Assignment: NFL Football Teams + Google Earth Tour
Learn latitude and longitude in this fun, interactive assignment!
2. Let's Explore the Continents! - Use Map Skills to Find Places - Bundle
Practice challenging map skills to find and learn about places all over the world!
3. Create a Country Geography Skills Project
Create your own country and learn about the challenges a nation faces!
4. Pirate Pete's Treasure Map Project
: Teach hands-on geography skills in a fun, memorable way!
5. Fifty (50) Landforms and Bodies of Water Workbook/Visual Dictionary
Draw and memorize different types of landforms and bodies of water!
6. World Cultures Theme Park Map Project - Differentiated Instruction!
Express what you have learned about a new culture in this fun, interactive map-making project!
7. The Aquarium Map Scale Project
Create your own touring aquarium and learn an important skill in map scale!
8. The Create Your Own Culture Project
Throughout this project, students are challenged to create unique cultural characteristics and explain them thoroughly.
9. A to Z Geography
The "A-to-Z Countries" and "A-to-Z World Cities" assignments require students to find a country or world city for each letter of the alphabet.
10. The What's on the Menu? Project
Students will research global cuisines and then write a restaurant menu with their findings. This assignment allows them to learn about cultural similarities and differences around the world, particularly the foods people eat.
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