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Take your students on a virtual field trip to learn about Ancient Phoenicia. Using a combination of Google Earth 360-degree views, informational text, visuals, and video content, your students will explore and learn about the Ancient Phoenicians from various perspectives.


Your students will learn about:

:: the rise and fall of the Phoenicians

:: trade & shipbuilding

:: major accomplishments (purple dye, glassware, art)

:: geography & religion

:: Phoenician alphabet (learn to write your name)


Your students will make 3 stops in Lebanon:

#1: Tyre (Ancient City Ruins)

#2: Sidon (Temple of Eshmun)

#3: Byblos (Ancient City Ruins)


This Virtual Field Trip Includes:

:: Informational Text (build background knowledge)

:: Response Questions (EDITABLE)

:: Google Earth Links to 360-degree views

:: Video

:: Grading Rubric

:: 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. All work is completed digitally. No printing necessary.



This virtual field trip is structured. This means that the informational text, video, 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.


Standards Alignment:

:: Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text

:: Washington State Social Studies Standards for 6th grade World Civilizations.


Grading Rubric:

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.



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 starting 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:


Thank you! Have a blessed day.

Michelle McDonald, B.A.E.

Social Studies Education, K-12

Elementary Education K-8

Ancient Phoenicians Virtual Field Trip

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