There are so many amazing ways that we can integrate technology in the classroom to spark curiosity and bring history to life. I recently finished a virtual field trip to the Panama Canal. This digital activity focuses on the history, geography, and significance of the Panama Canal from various perspectives.
If you are looking for a way to have your students lead their own learning, a virtual field trip is a great learning option. This trip to the Panama Canal is structured and is meant to guide students through the trip as they answer critical thinking questions, but there's also plenty of opportunities for students to take ownership in their learning.
This digital activity incorporates Google Earth™ 360° views which provide time for students to "look around" and explore on their own. This technology brings history up-close and allows students the chance to investigate and make observations.
This virtual activity focuses not only on the function of the Panama Canal, but also looks at the history of construction, th