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Rationale - the rationale for inclusion of these sources in the list of recommendations is done partly on a category-by-category basis to avoid the repetition that would occur if it was done on an item-by-item basis.

Virtual Field Trip Sites Developed During EDUC 632

Rationale: These sites are both about ancient Roman architecture, even though I discovered them both quite independently of each other. Both are suitable for use in many levels of instruction, probably as early as middle-school through post-secondary study. One of my students ended up using the virtual field trip to Trajan's forum as part of his introductory design studio project on the geometry of architecture, in which he elected to study the market adjacent to the forum. The site on Vesuvius is equally useful to the undergraduate architecture student, as it allows him/her to virtually travel through the excavated streets of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the two Roman cities buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. This experience could be integrated into architectural design, architectural history, or architectural building technology undergraduate study.

The Forum of Trajan in Rome

Part of the Getty Museum's ArtsEdNet series on Trajan's Rome, this is a multi-resource site that allows for viewing the remains today as well as using virtual-reality modeling to "virtual time travel" to see it as it was when it was built. Site includes Quick Time movie clips of interviews of the scholars and architects who developed this virtual field trip. The design of this site makes it useful to many learning levels from middle school through post-secondary study.

Virtual Field Trip to Vesuvius

Primarily focused on the geology of the volcano, this virtual field trip also references information on the archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneaum. It is suitable for high school and post-secondary studies. Although the focus of most of my curricular searches was in the area of architecture, multi-disciplinary resources linking architecture to history and archaeology are excellent sources.

Virtual Field Trips from prior sources

Rationale: These sites are also linked on my EDUC 632 home page as I have always liked to promote them as internet-based teaching resources.

The Alexander Palace Time Machine

This site has evolved over the years into a monumental work archiving all kinds of material from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II, including historical resources, primary sources such as memoirs of survivors of the time period, and the incredible Alexander Palace Time Machine. It has recreated through use of historical photographs and other materials the ability to "visit" the palace of Nicholas & Alexandra and see how they and their children lived.

The Royal Ship Vasa

  • This is the official museum web site of the Vasa, the 17th Royal Swedish warship that sank only a few minutes after it was launched for its maiden voyage. It is particularly useful to Delaware educators as it is from the same time period as the early Swedish colonial settlement in Delaware.

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