Clarke County School District Video Conferencing / Virtual Field Trip Opportunities


Welcome to the CCSD Video Conferencing/Virtual Field Trip Wiki! Here CCSD teachers will find opportunities to participate in video conferences and virtual field trips with their classes. These virtual field trips are sponsored by organizations such as NASA and the Smithsonian Art Museum, and they present an excellent opportunity to connect your students with the outside world. All of these virtual field trips are free, except those from the Cleveland Museum of Art. In addition, we will offer collaborative video conferences with other classes from around the world. If you have an idea for a collaborative video conference with your class, please submit it here so that I can work to find a class for you to collaborate with.

This list is broken down into primary disciplines and grade levels. In the case of programs that address multiple disciplines, all of the subjects addressed by the program are listed beneath the program description. If you would like more information on a particular program, you can click on the title to be taken the CILC's website where you can read more specific details about each video conference/virtual field trip.

If you are interested in having a CCSD Technology Integration Support Specialist assist you with a video conference/virtual field trip in your classroom, please fill out and submit this online form to begin the process We look forward to hearing from you!


Content Added 10/15/08:

Grand Canyon Virtual Field Trips

Taken from a Grand Canyon National Park Flyer:
Do you live hundreds or thousands of miles away from Grand Canyon and wish you could bring your class to Grand Canyon? Why not let Park Rangers bring Grand Canyon to your classroom?
The Environmental Education staff at Grand Canyon National Park has the capability to conduct interactive classroom visits over the Internet. We currently offer two one-hour distant learning programs and are working on the development of additional offerings. The two current offerings are:

· Geology of Grand Canyon – this program focuses on the geologic processes that formed Grand Canyon. This program lasts approximately one hour.

· Life on the Edge – this program focuses on animal and plant adaptations and interrelationships, and introduces some of the amazing creatures that call Grand Canyon home. This program lasts approximately one hour.

Both programs are curriculum-based (designed to meet Arizona state teaching standards) and are appropriate for 4-7th grade classes. The programs are free and are a great way of introducing your students to this amazing national park and to a variety of scientific studies.

Click here to request one of these fieldtrips through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff


Content Added 10/6/08:

Collaboration Opportunities:


There are many collaboration opportunities listed on the CILC's website. The opportunities range from discussing cultural differences with students in Hong Kong to Book Talks for ESL students and Global Warming debates among high school students.

Click here to browse the many collaboration opportunities at the CILC, and click here to submit on online request for a program if you find one you like.


Content Added 10/3/08:

Note: Everything added on 10/3 is from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Our district has the opportunity to purchase five of programs at the very discounted price of $20. The Cleveland Museum of Art is known for quality virtual learning programs, and this is an excellent opportunity to give our students the opportunity to learn through participation and interaction.Click here to request one of these fieldtrips through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

K

Disciplines: Language Arts/English & Fine Arts

A is for Animal
A is for Apple A is for Art

1

Disciplines: Language Arts/English & Fine Arts

A is for Animal
A is for Apple A is for Art

2

Disciplines: Social Studies & Fine Arts

African Masks
Knights, Castles and Kings
Egyptomania Series

3

Disciplines: Social Studies & Fine Arts

African Masks
Knights, Castles and Kings
Egyptomania Series
Aztec, Maya and More!

Disciplines: Social Studies & Language Arts/English

Coins, Coins, Coins

4

Disciplines: Social Studies & Fine Arts

African Masks
Knights, Castles and Kings
Egyptomania Series
Aztec, Maya and More!
Native Americans and Settlers: Encounters in Early Ohio History

Disciplines: Social Studies & Language Arts/English

Coins, Coins, Coins

Discipines: Math & Fine Arts

Angles and Answers: Origami and Math

Disciplines: Social Studies, Science, & Fine Arts

Arms, Armor and Simple Machines

Disciplines: Science & Fine Arts

The Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Discipline: Fine Arts

Contemporary Art
Impressionism

5

Disciplines: Social Studies & Fine Arts

African Masks
Knights, Castles and Kings
Egyptomania Series
Aztec, Maya and More!
Native Americans and Settlers: Encounters in Early Ohio History

Discipines: Math & Fine Arts

Angles and Answers: Origami and Math

Disciplines: Social Studies, Science, & Fine Arts

Arms, Armor and Simple Machines

Disciplines: Science & Fine Arts

The Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Discipline: Fine Arts

Contemporary Art
Impressionism
Photography Series

6

Disciplines: Social Studies & Fine Arts

Egyptomania Series
Aztec, Maya and More!
Native Americans and Settlers: Encounters in Early Ohio History
The Art of Adornment

Disciplines: Social Studies, Science, & Fine Arts

Arms, Armor and Simple Machines

Disciplines: Science & Fine Arts

The Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Discipline: Fine Arts

Contemporary Art
Impressionism
Photography Series

Disciplines: Language Arts/English, Sciences, Social Studies/History & Fine Arts

Eye on the Moon

Disciplines: Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History & Fine Arts

Italian Art: From Etruscan to Modern
Japanese Art: Humble and Bold
Gods and Heroes from Greece and Rome Series
Gods and Heroes of India Series
Gods and Heroes of the Maya Series

7 - 8

Disciplines: Social Studies & Fine Arts

The Art of Adornment
Medieval Masterpieces
"Race" is a Four Letter Word
Scary Art

Disciplines: Language Arts/English

Self-Portraits: Forms of Identity

Disciplines: Language Arts/English, Sciences, Social Studies/History & Fine Arts

Eye on the Moon

Disciplines: Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History & Fine Arts

Italian Art: From Etruscan to Modern
Japanese Art: Humble and Bold
African Art: Secular and Supernatural
Ancient American Art: The Aztec and their Ancestors
Gods and Heroes from Greece and Rome Series
Gods and Heroes of India Series
Gods and Heroes of the Maya Series

Discipline: Fine Arts

Contemporary Art
Impressionism
Photography Series

9 - 12

Disciplines: Social Studies & Fine Arts

Native Americans and Settlers: Encounters in Early Ohio History
"Race" is a Four Letter Word
Scary Art
Modernism: Early 20th Century Art
Renaissance Painting: An Overview
Spanish Art

Disciplines: Language Arts/English, Sciences, Social Studies/History & Fine Arts

Eye on the Moon

Disciplines: Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History & Fine Arts

African Art: Secular and Supernatural
Ancient American Art: The Aztec and their Ancestors
Italian Art: From Etruscan to Modern
Japanese Art: Humble and Bold
Gods and Heroes from Greece and Rome Series
Gods and Heroes of India Series
Gods and Heroes of the Maya Series
L’Art de L’Afrique
Diversity, Neighborhood and Urban Issues
The Harlem Renaissance
Medieval Masterpieces
America’s Story Through Art Series

Disciplines: Math & Fine Arts

Math Connections in Art: Gridding
Tessellation Exploration!

Disciplines: Language Arts/English

Self-Portraits: Forms of Identity

Discipines: Math & Social Studies

Form, Function and Faith

Discipline: Fine Arts

Contemporary Art
Impressionism
Photography Series



Content Added 10/2/08:


Primary Discipline: Math


5-8

Moon Math
Can you land a spacecraft in the crater of a Moon? Does the distance between the Moon and Earth change during a lunar cycle? These questions and more can be answered by making simple measurements and collecting real data about the Moon. Moon Math is a two-part series, so students can learn how to apply basic measurement skills to applied science activities. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff
Subjects Addressed:
  • Math
  • Science
  • Technology

5-12

Ratios and Proportions
The program focuses on how ratios relate two quantities, how their size has meaning, and how they are important at NASA. Aeronautical engineers use ratios and proportions every day. The very first aeronautical engineers, Wilbur and Orville Wright, used ratios and proportions to design and test their aircraft and they are used by modern engineers in today's space program. The Ratios and Proportions event demonstrates real world applications of math and physics principles as applied to aerodynamics. It shows participants why they "have to learn" graphing, problem-solving using fractions, decimals, and ratios and proportions.
Subjects Addressed:
  • Math

Primary Discipline: Science


K-12

Solar Energy: Its Importance to Earth and Space Exploration
Travel through time as we see how solar energy was used in the past, how it is used today, and how it can be used in the future. Learn about the various forms of energy and how they are being used by NASA in space and here on Earth. See first hand how solar cells work and how they are used to power the International Space Station and the rovers on Mars. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff
Subjects Addressed:
  • Science


Apollo Revisited
As NASA seeks to return to the Moon in 2018, what are the lessons learned from the Apollo Program that need to be considered and what questions were left unanswered? This module looks in-depth at the information NASA gained from the triumphs and tragedies of the Apollo flights. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff
Subjects Addressed:
  • Science
  • Technology


The Solar System and Beyond
What can you learn about objects in our solar system from watching the night sky, either with your own eyes or with a telescope? What do spacecraft tell us about worlds that are millions of miles away? This module will explore the solar system as seen from earth as well as from NASA space probes and telescopes. Students will be introduced to the different characteristics of the planets, to the history of our solar system, and to the variety of objects that orbit the sun. Emphasis is placed on the engineering challenges presented in obtaining data about objects with hostile environments that are moving through space at distances of millions of miles. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff
Subjects Addressed:
  • Science


Asteroids
Asteroids present a beautiful, ancient, and potentially Earth-damaging element to our Solar System. Many formed during the beginnings of our Solar System 4.5 billion years ago, and all of them have very different, and sometimes eccentric, egg-shaped orbits. Occasionally, these orbits do cross the orbit of the Earth, and at times they have entered the atmosphere and either landed or burned up. Larger asteroids may have created large features on the Earth, such as craters and water basins. Learn about current and future NASA missions to study asteroids, gauge their threat and find out about Internet resources where you can learn more. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff
Subjects Addressed:
  • Science
  • Technology

3-6

Next Step Mars
Imagine a volcano that is three times higher than Mount Everest and covers an area the size of Arizona. During this event, students will learn about the planet Mars and its unusual features. By talking with NASA Engineers and building their own models, students will experience how the Mars Exploration Rovers landed on the surface of the Red Planet. What are the next steps in the exploration of Mars? Participate in this event to find out. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff
Subjects Addressed:
  • Science
  • Technology

5-12

Cars in Space
Can you drive a car on the Moon? Will a car work on Mars like it does on Earth? What must a car be like to be able to launch it and have it function beyond Earth? If you were part of an interplanetary vehicle design team, what features would you have to build into your vehicles to make them function. In this event you will explore the relationships between vehicles and environments, what designs have been proposed, which were used, and how they function. Unmanned vehicles serve as our eyes and ears to remotely explore the hostile environments of other worlds. Manned vehicles allow astronauts to range far beyond their landing area. This is your chance to think about how vehicles will operate, how we can launch and then land them, and how they can help us learn more about our solar system.
Subjects Addressed:
  • Science
  • Technology

Humans to Mars
The videoconferencing event is an overview of NASA's current and future plans to send humans to the planet Mars. It's aim is to correct misconceptions that most students have concerning a mission to Mars. They see it as a rather short mission, not much more involved than going to the Moon. Current status of the ongoing robotic missions at Mars and the role of the NASA Glenn Research Center during this effort are explained.
Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Simple Machines
Simple machines have been used for thousands of years and yet are still the basis for our modern complex machines. Simple machines are devices that are generally used to multiply force at the expense of distance, although the reverse is sometimes desired. The event will discuss and demonstrate simple machines, cover forces, ratios, and mechanical advantage, and demonstrate how complex machines are combinations of simple machines.
Subjects Addressed:
  • Science
  • Math



Content Added 10/1/08:

Primary Discipline: Science

K-12

A View from the Top: Looking at Earth from Space (NASA - Johnson Space Center)

At NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Earth scientists study images of Earth from geographic and scientific points of view, and their investigations reveal telling facts about our planet and its processes. NASA also collects data relating to climate change, weather events, pollution, and demographics using Earth Observation Satellites. Join NASA's Digital Learning Network as we work together to develop interpretive skills and learn how to look at space-based photography the same way Earth observation scientists do at NASA. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science
  • Technology

Living and Working in Space: NASA's Return to the Moon (NASA - Marshall Center)

This program is often called "Space 101" and includes all of the fun and basic topics associated with traveling to space and living and working there. Topics include: Rockets, International Space Station, Space Shuttle, Eating in Space, Sleeping in Space, Exercise and Hygiene, Space Suits, and NASA's vision for returning to the Moon. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Animal Adaptations (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Adaptations are amazing! Every animal is specially designed to survive their particular lifestyle. We will explore important adaptations like teeth, body coverings, camouflage, the five senses and more. Here is your chance to investigate some of what makes each animal so unique. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

What's For Dinner? (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Searching for food is a daily task. While some animals are looking for their next meal, an animal is eyeing them for their dinner. One animal can be both a predator and prey in the same instant. What makes a good predator and what makes prey successful to live another day? Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Reptile Rumble (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Dry, scaly, and cold-blooded. This p is enough to make many people shiver. Gain a fresh look at these decedents of the dinosaurs and hopefully you will gain an appreciation for their uniqueness. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Awesome Amphibians (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Did you know that 2008 has been designated the Year of the Frog? Get an up close look at these awesome amphibians and learn what makes them so amazing and why they are an important indicator of healthy ecosystems. Discover many interesting features that group frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts in the same class. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Summer Sizzle (Lee Richardson Zoo)

It can get hot out there! In our part of the world we only see a few months of scorching temperatures, but did you know some places are hot almost all year 'round? What helps an animal survive these extremely high temperatures and avoid sizzling in the summer heat? We will look into the adaptations that keep animals from overheating when the thermometer tops out. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Animals Down Under (Lee Richardson Zoo)

G'day mate! Animals that are found in Australia are some of the most distinctive animals on Earth. Travel down under with me as we peer into a pouch, leap over lizards, and discover other facts about animals found on this humungous island. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

The Sky's the Limit! (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Flying is fantastic! For decades, man has tried to copy the abilities of flying animals (birds, bats and bugs). Birds are the animal most commonly thought of as taking to the air. Join my investigation into the adaptations necessary to make the sky the limit. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Lack of Back (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Invertebrates, animals lacking a backbone, are some of the most bizarre and diverse animals on Earth. In fact, 97% of all animals are invertebrates! Meet a giant millipede and hissing cockroaches, learn to identify some of the United States most feared venomous spiders, and see other amazing examples of animals without spines. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Mammal Mania (Lee Richardson Zoo)

When most people envision an animal, the first thing they think of is a mammal. Mammals are the most highly developed and intelligent animals in the world. We will explore some unique features of mammals, and discover what makes them worthy of this "mammal mania". Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Birds of Prey (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Some birds hatch with talons, sharp beaks and keen eyesight for catching prey. No seeds and fruits for these birds please! Take this chance to learn more about birds of prey and how they fulfill their role in an environment as top predators. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

K-2

Our Magnificent Sun (NASA - JPL)

What is the Sun? What are sunspots? Science begins with questions and young children have many. This program, specially designed for a kindergarten through second grade audience, will help students answer their questions about the Sun. In this highly interactive session, children will illustrate features of the sun while participating with NASA educators. To help review the new concepts, the children will learn a song about the sun. Come along and learn about the Sun with NASA. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

PreK-5

Home Sweet Home! (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Animals have homes just like people do, but instead of calling it a home, we call it a habitat. A habitat must contain four things in order for the animals to live happy, healthy lives. Habitats can also be very different in both size and structure and many animals are adapted to survive better in some habitats than in others. We will look at these characteristics and much more to learn what it takes to make a habitat a home. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

2-12

Rock n Rainforest (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Rainforests rock! Did you know you can walk for a mile through a tropical rainforest and never see the same plant or animal twice?!! Tropical rainforests provide the world with amazing diversity and resources. See for yourself how important these 'stand of trees' are and even explore some not so tropical rainforests. (Did you know we have one in the US?) Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

3-5

Kites, Wings and Flying Things (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)

This free 30- minute program explores some of the ideas and concepts the Wright brothers used to create their 1903 Flyer. Students actively participate in comparing the materials and control systems of kites with the 1903 Flyer, as well as learn about airfoils and how they create lift. Students use their inquiry skills to make observations first hand from the original 1903 Flyer which is on display in one of the museum's galleries. Materials and suggested classroom activities for use prior to the program are included. A pre-lesson videoconference with the teacher is a participation requirement. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Social Studies
  • Science

4-6

Impact Craters: An Investigation Using the Scientific Method (NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center)

The Impact Craters DLN event provides students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge of the scientific method. They will investigate the factors that determine the appearance of impact craters and ejecta on surfaces found in space. Students will be guided to follow the scientific method and formulate a hypothesis about various aspects of projectiles that may strike a surface, causing impact craters and ejecta. Each step of the scientific method is explored and discussed as a visually demonstrated experiment unfolds. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Math
  • Technology
  • Science

4-9

Reduced Gravity: Effects on the Human Body (NASA - Johnson Space Center)

Long term exposure to a reduced gravity environment can affect the human body. During the event, students will develop an understanding of reduced gravity environments and why research and countermeasures are needed for human exploration of space. Join the event to visit NASA centers and learn about their unique facilities where reduced gravity experiments are conducted! Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Math
  • Technology
  • Science

4-12

Spacebots (NASA - Johnson Space Center)

Students will learn how NASA uses robotics technology to a great extent in its exploration of space. Students and teachers will hear how NASA Engineers are designing and building robotic systems that will help humans explore the universe. Participants will learn how NASA defines robotics, see how robotic systems are already widely used in the space program, and discover what plans there are for future robotic applications. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Math
  • Technology
  • Science

Discover NASA and You (NASA - Johnson Space Center)

Through the use of pictures, narratives, animations, historical evidence, thought provoking scenarios, and questions and answers, this program will heighten students' interest in NASA while focusing on past, present, and future missions. The benefits of space exploration will be discussed and special attention will be paid to potential energy sources which could be harvested from other planets and moons. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • English/Language Arts
  • Science
  • Technology

Mission to Mars Expedition (NASA - Johnson Space Center)

Travel to the Red Planet and discover what it takes to land robotic missions on the uninviting terrain of the Martian soil. Be aware of intense dust storms, huge craters, enormous canyons and staggering volcanoes. Imagine trying to slow down delicate instrumentation from 12,000mph to 0 in a window of six minutes and, at the same time, to find a safe place to land. Think it can't be done? NASA has achieved these remarkable tasks with Spirit and Opportunity. Learn this and much more as we take you on a journey to the Red Planet! Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

The History of Modern Rocketry(NASA - Marshall Center)

This virtual tour will take your students on a journey through the history of manned spaceflight, including visits to some of the historical landmarks (early rocketry, the space race, and up to NASA's vision to returning to the Moon) Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

Only a Memory (Lee Richardson Zoo)

Dodo bird, Tasmanian wolf, and t-rex are just a few animals that are only a memory for this planet. We will look at, and discuss animals that still have a chance to be more than a picture in a book Threatened and endangered species are found over all parts of the globe. We will discuss challenges some of these animals face, and give you a chance to decide what you can do to make a difference. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

6-12

How Animals are Used in Research (Eli Lilly and Company)

Students will learn the when, how, and why a pharmaceutical company like Lilly uses animals in its research, and the challenges and benefits of animal research. Intertwined in the discussion students will also better understand the process of discovering and developing new medicines. The session will include common equipment, animal models, and prepared slides. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science

8-12

To the Moon & Possibly Mars (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)

This program originates from the Milestones of Flight gallery in the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington, DC. The 45-minute lesson features museum docents (volunteer tour guides). Two-way interaction is an integral part of the experience. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Primary Discipline: Social Studies

3-12

Latino Art and Culture - Social Studies/Fine Arts (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Artistic achievements of Hispanic Americans from the 1860s to the present represent the diversity of the Latino community and reflect historical and cultural developments that have transformed American art. Students will take a close look at sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper in an order to learn more about the Latino art, artists, and culture. Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Soacial Studies
  • Fine Arts

4-12

Native Americans (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Viewers can detect shifting attitudes toward American Indians in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century works by non-native artists. Participants also examine twentieth-century Native American artists whose works express their cultural heritage and concerns. Intended for grades 4 through 12. Students will take a close look at sculpture, painting, works on paper, and photography (both by and of Native Americans) in an effort to enforce key historical concepts dealing with Indian history and culture. Students will be asked to analyze the artworks in order to understand how the image of the American Indian changes based on the viewer's conception.Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts

5-12

Lure of the West (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

As both a place and an ideal, the American West retains a powerful allure in popular culture. Explore depictions of the people, lifestyles, and landscape of the nineteenth-century West to better understand this dynamic period of history. Students will take a close look at sculpture, painting, and photography from the 19th Century in an effort to enforce key historical concepts dealing with Westward Migration, a period of great national expansion and change. Discussion will include the belief in Manifest Destiny and impact of expansion on Native Americans.Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts

A House Divided: Civil War Images in the Classroom (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Students will take a close look at sculpture, painting and photography from the Civil War in an effort to reinforce key historical concepts dealing with our nation's most deadly conflict.Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts

Young America (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Students trace the transformation of the thirteen colonies into an independent nation. A combination of portraits, landscapes, genre paintings, furniture, and sculpture tells the story of growing national ambitions, territorial expansion, and the beginning of industry. This lesson explores the use of allegory and symbols during the Revolutionary Era. By studying symbolism in relationship to history, students will understand how art and politics unite to express national identity.Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts

Reshaping American Life (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Students will be given background on the time period and questioned about objects and their relationship to the social climate during the depression. The format will be informal as students will be able to freely ask questions throughout the presentation and teacher can help select content if they so choose.Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • English/Language Arts

6-12

Beating the Odds: African American Women Artists (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Learn stories of how eight African American women represented in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection "beat the odds" to become recognized and respected in the mostly male-dominated art world. This 30- to 45-minute virtual field trip, designed for middle and high school students, explores not only their struggle to develop and be accepted as artists but also how their art reflects their times and cultural heritage, from the 19th to the 21st centuries.Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts

Primary Discipline: Math

4-10

LineUp With Math - Proportional Reasoning & Distance-Rate-Time Relationships in Air Traffic Control (NASA - Ames Research Center)

Learn how your students can use a free web-based simulator and apply mathematics to explore and solve real-world problems in air traffic control. This professional development event will teach you how to use the simulator to apply proportional reasoning and distance-rate-time relationships to change plane routes and speeds to bring planes to an intersection safely and on time. A comprehensive collection of free instructional materials includes: the simulator, student workbooks, videos, teacher guides, answers and solutions.Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Math
  • Technology

Primary Discipline: CTAE

4-10

Can A Shoebox Fly Challenge (NASA - Ames Research Center)

Join NASA in this unique design challenge. Learn how to apply theoretical knowledge with design limitations to produce a working glider model. Experience the team planning and design challenges needed to carry through a design concept to a successful demonstration in the world of aeronautical engineering.Click here to request this fieldtrip through the CCSD Technology Integration Support Staff

    Subjects Addressed:
  • Technology