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Virtual field trips revisited

I really like the Virtual field trips lesson, but I would recommend using the Google World Wonders Project as a starting point. With the Street View technology the Cultural Institute made a lot of Unesco heritage sites accessible, both from modern and ancient times. Of course your students can have a good look around, but  Full Article…


Virtual field trips

Google Street View is great for snooping around places you’ve never been to but did you know that you can sail down the Amazon, explore the Great Barrier Reef, look inside the Iwame Silver Mine, see Scott’s hut in Antarctica or wander around Stone Henge?   Other exciting images are this shipwreck off the coast of  Full Article…


History hunt

Age 6-7yrs       Ease ***** Overview: Many young learners find the concept of chronology a difficult concept to learn, especially in the context of longer periods of history. We adapted this idea from a similar project on dinosaurs created for older learners. Pupils will create a folding timeline book displaying modes of transport, or  Full Article…


Shakespeare on the map

Another idea from the “Interesting Ways to…” teachers “Use Google Earth as an introduction to Shakespeare. Visit Stratford upon Avon and find the house that he was born in. Zoom over to the banks of the Thames, switch on the 3D building layer and load up the Globe Theatre model. Explore the inside structure of the theatre, with  Full Article…


Ready Steady, Cook!

Age: 4-6yrs Ease **** Overview One of the things that characterizes the place where we live are local recipes and dishes. In this activity, students develop their own traditional recipes based on family tradition and home cooking. Their recipes are uploaded onto a classroom blog. Description: The first step in this activity is to research  Full Article…


Children of One World

9+yrs Ease *** Overview: This project facilitates learning about the lives in other countries and is especially effective for comparing and contrasting schools in very different countries or localities. To see an example : Description: Firstly, ask learners what they would like to know about a child’s life in another country e.g. “How do  Full Article…