In 2020 many families have been introduced not only to homeschooling but to not being able to leave the house! Virtual field trips are a great way to explore our greatest treasures without leaving the safety of home.
Fortunately, with the help of the internet, most of these virtual trips are free! The internet really gives us amazing access to some of the coolest zoos, museums, and other attractions worldwide!
It’s not only great for families who are new to homeschooling, but for any homeschoolers on a budget! Since there’s no gas and no cost for admission, the only costs will be an internet connection and your personal device to access the internet.
Why Take Virtual Field Trips?
For kids, visualizing what they are learning can really be helpful. There are so many ways to use these virtual trips to learn more about geography, animals, art, and more.
Using different mediums like written material, video, images, etc… is a great way to ensure that kids get plenty of ways to remember what they are learning.
After all, seeing is believing. One of the biggest reasons to take virtual field trips is that it has the power to inspire kids to dream about going and seeing the world. Let’s inspire our young to do something great!
Virtual Field Trips : Monuments, Temples, Landmarks, And Ruins
Virtual field trips are a great way to learn about the world. From zoos to museums thousands of miles away, kids will love to explore the world outside, while being safely inside!
Take a trip to see the Heads at Easter Island. The good think about this trip it might be very far away, but it won't take long to get there. Your students can learn more about the history and the mystery behind these strange statues.
In this virtual field trip, you can see the ruins of the former Siamese Capital. This city was actually burned to the ground. The only remaining buildings were made of stone, like the one in the photo.
When you're teaching your students about the U.S.Presidents, visiting the Lincoln Memorial is a real treat! You really don't realize how big this place is until you either go there in person or check out the virtual field trip.
In this field trip, you can learn about 2 teenagers who served during the Revolutionary War. Additionally, you can view the actual tent that George Washington lived in while traveling with his soldiers. This field trip comes with a few downloads to help you make this a complete lesson!
You can go anywhere you want with your imagination! Spark creativity and easy learning by learning about things children enjoy. Using a variety of mediums like images, videos, worksheets, and more! Fun fact, kids learn much more easily when they are having fun!
How have you added fun to your homeschooling journey lately? Let me know in the comments!
There are tons of Virtual Field Trips that are totally free. If you didn’t find something you like in these lists, check out The We Are Teachers website for a few more ideas!
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