Kindergarten - 12th Grade
Virtual field trips provide students with opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise.
Where else can you "take a trip" to see the 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 Maya's 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.