With school looking a bit different right now, our students may not be able to experience some of the annual events or field trips that would normally occur. We can get creative and with the help of today's technology, we can take our students on virtual field trips!
I've designed an interactive digital activity for students to take a virtual field trip to France from their home or classroom! In this virtual field trip, students learn about the history and significance of the Eiffel Tower from various perspectives while having an opportunity to lead their own learning.
Technology provides an opportunity to bring history alive. Throughout this virtual field trip, students use Google Earth™ technology to take in panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower from the observation deck, from the ground level, and from the Champ de Mars.
Everything is set up in Google Slides with clickable links that direct students to exact locations on Google Earth™ and to specific video links. If your school uses a different LMS platform, no worries. You can find compatibility set up instructions on this blog post.
This virtual field trip is structured with meaningful informational text and critical thinking response questions throughout. The questions are editable to tailor to your class needs.
Students learn about the construction of the tower, the significance of the tower throughout history, as well as preservation efforts that continue today.
The more than 7 million annual visitors to the Eiffel Tower has been halted with the Coronavirus pandemic, and the Eiffel Tower has faced its longest closure since World War II. In this trip, students will also focus on some of the impacts of this closure as well as the changes to tourists visiting the Eiffel Tower.
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