ALWAYS FREE RESOURCE! With almost 15,000 downloads of this resource so far, I decided to update and expand the list of sites. 35+ Interactive Websites for Virtual Field Trips and Tours is a printable, 8-page resource packet and field trips provide students with opportunities they may not get to experience otherwise. Where else can you "take a trip" to see Sistine Chapel, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, or the African grasslands -- all in one day?
Virtual field trips- see and learn about different places that are too far to visit. If we are reading a story about a culture or learning about a place, this could be a great way to explore it more deeply and compare it to where we live. Could also be used as an introduction to the story. Great way to get the students out of their own world and understand the stories and people more deeply. Great break from reading/writing.