Category Archives: Social Studies

RAF Spitfire Interactive

spitfireTime to come up for some air! It’s been a while since I last posted, so let’s start with one that my brother, Brian, sent me last week. This interactive, created by Áero Legends, is a panoramic photograph of an RAF Spitfire cockpit. Hovering a mouse over the different elements will offer information and Brian points out that there are bonus points if you can figure out how to turn it on.

The URL: https://www.haraldjoergens.com/panoramas/spitfire-td314/files/

Creepy, Crawly but Cool

creepyThis Halloween Enjoy page from 2Learn.ca is out just in time for your Halloween preparations. Learn all about bats and spiders and how they fit in our mythology, ecology and why they’re as cool as they are creepy. There are student interactives and teacher resources as well as links to other information such as conservation.

The URL: http://www.2learn.ca/enjoy/creepy/default.aspx

The View From Here

viewfromhereI thought this was a fun site and wanted to see if TheTeacherList.ca folks might help add to it today. Padlet.com user Krissy has 16 posts so far and requests that visitors, “Please take a photo of your view. Include photos that might show current seasons, weather, or your terrain. Let’s show our students a global view. Leave your Twitter name if we can ask you questions about your view. For fun, include the current temperature, time, and state, country. Thank YOU!”

The URL: http://padlet.com/venosdale/ijxuo3xgmz8q

Mount Everest in 3D

mteverestMy Dad sent me this site – it’s a virtual climb of Mount Everest in a 3D environment. Keep an eye on the left side of the screen where the current elevation is indicated. When you’ve reached the South Summit, have a look around and then explore the menu on the right side for more information on the Sherpa community and the April 2014 tragedy.

The URL: http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html

Storming Juno

junoWith the 70 year anniversary tomorrow for the D-Day Invasion, I remembered this interactive that gives students a visual and audio journey through the event. Students are directed to click and drag around while hot-spots appear to provide video re-enactments and interviews with survivors.

The URL: http://www.stormingjuno.com/#/intro

Wellcome Image Database

wellcomeThis vast collection contains historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books and much more. Much of the collection is available in high or low resolution for educational use either by permission or by Creative Commons licensing. “Whether it’s medicine or magic, the sacred or the profane, science or satire – you’ll find more than you expect.” This is probably more useful for the secondary level students. Preview for use by younger students, just to be safe.

The URL: http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/page/Home.html