Take your students on a virtual tour to the White House. Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about the history and significance of the White House from multiple perspectives.
This virtual field trip covers:
:: geographic location of the White House
:: the significance of the White House
:: White House Grounds
:: White House construction
:: Protests at the White House (Silent Sentinels)
:: North Lawn
:: South Lawn
:: Ceremonial Gardens
:: Executive Residence
:: State Floor
:: Cross Hall
:: Blue Room
:: Green Room
:: Red Room
:: East Room
:: State Dining Room
:: Second Floor
:: East Wing
:: West Wing (Oval Office, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room)
This Virtual Field Trip Includes:
:: Informational Text (build background knowledge)
:: Response Questions (EDITABLE)
:: Google Earth™ Links to 360-degree views
:: Video Links
:: Grading Rubric
:: Everything is set up in Google Slides & ready to go!
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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. Students complete this activity in edit mode of Google Slides.
:: Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text
:: Washington State Social Studies Standards for 5th Grade U.S. History
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. Your students will also need access to YouTube to view the video clips.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle McDonald, B.A.E.
Social Studies Education, K-12
Elementary Education K-8
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