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Virtual Field Trip of Japan
Students will explore Japan and Japanese culture via GoogleEarth and United Streaming Video.
- Students will understand the differences between institutions of Eastern and Western civilizations.
- Students will understand the world in spatial terms.
- Students will understand the interactions of people and the physical environment.
- First, have students go to GoogleEarth site http://earth.google.com to explore the geographical features of Japan.
- Next, students use the site United Streaming http://www.unitedstreaming.com to watch a video on Buddhism, one of the major religions in Japan.
- Then, students read online articles on Buddhism.
- Then, students take an online quiz using United Streaming.
Sunshine State Standards
NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students
- Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research.
- Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum.
- Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., Web pages, videotapes) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom.
- Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.
- Internet access
- GoogleEarth http://earth.google.com
- United Streaming http://www.unitedstreaming.com
- Windows MovieMaker
- Have students do their own research, find their own images, and instruct them on how to use Windows MovieMaker. Then, have them make their own digital stories on Japan.
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