Take your students on a virtual tour to learn about the Terracotta Warriors. Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi's Mausoleum.
Your students will learn about:
:: the geographic location of China
:: Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi (short bio)
:: the Tomb Mound and further discoveries
:: Terracotta Warrior Pits (creation details, 360-tour, video)
:: Significance of these findings
:: Excavations still to come
This Virtual Field Trip Includes:
:: Informational Text (build background knowledge)
:: Response Questions (EDITABLE)
:: Google Earth Links to 360-degree views
:: Grading Rubric & Answer Key
:: Everything is set up in Google Slides & ready to go!
How it Works:
This virtual field trip can be conducted teacher-led or shared with students through Google Classroom as an independent assignment. Everything is set up for you. This resource is LOW PREP and would even make great sub plans. Student directions are found within the lesson, and direct links are included to specific Google Earth™ locations and videos. All work is completed digitally. No printing necessary.
This virtual field trip is structured. This means that the informational text and links are meaningful and are meant to lead students to think critically as they respond to the questions throughout the virtual field trip. This is also a great way to keep students accountable as they learn and explore. All response questions are EDITABLE, so you can tailor to your class needs. There are several drag & drop map skills questions included (answer key provided).
This tour is designed to help students respectfully learn about this history, and is in no way meant to trivialize this important mausoleum.
:: Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text
:: Washington State Social Studies Standards for 6th grade World Civilizations.
:: Tennessee 6th Grade World Civilizations Standards
Grading Rubric & Answer Key:
A grading rubric is included which assesses: accuracy, thoroughness, validity, and writing conventions. Answers will vary throughout, as students are recording their observations and findings. An answer key is provided for the map skills questions.
Please note that students will need to access Google Earth™ to complete this assignment. Google Earth™ can be accessed on a desktop using Chrome as the browser. If using a tablet or smartphone, simply download the Google Earth App before staring the virtual field trip.
If you have questions, feel free to reach out prior to purchasing. Looking for another virtual field trip that you don’t see? Let me know! I can be reached directly by email at: email@example.com
Thank you! Have a blessed day.
Michelle McDonald, B.A.E.
Social Studies Education, K-12
Elementary Education K-8
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