Friday, September 5, 2014

Take a Virtual Field Trip with Google Cultural Institute

How many of us art teachers infuse teachings from other cultures into our curriculum? How many of us want our students to not only feel competent in the subject matter we teach but to also feel like they are citizens of the world. Artstor has a phenomenal digital library of art and science images. The Google Art Project is newer and also houses a ton of digital art images from around the world. One of the best features is the ability to "walk around" a cultural site.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is on my "to go' list. What about you?

I remember this exact view in person in 2013. Florence's architecture is breathtaking.
From the main Google Cultural Institute site you can search World Wonders and take a walk around Florence, Versailles, Stone Henge, and many other places. I can't wait to take my 1st graders to see some of the world's most impressive structures during our architecture unit this year!

Make the world a little smaller and take a virtual field trip with your kids this school year!