This activity is meant to introduce different historical aspects located right here in Portland while simultaneously providing the students with visuals. The virtual tour contains 6 different historical sights all within the greater Portland area. By introducing the students to just a few important places throughout history, they are able to gain a little more insight about the area they live and the importance of each place in Portland history. This activity can be used as a basic intro to these sites at a 1st grade level or could used as a precursor to a more in-depth lesson on a specific place within the tour.
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I think this is a great lesson especially because so many students may know about these places but are not aware of their historical significance. Maybe they can even visit some of the historic places as a fun field trip.
Great use of the tool to provide students with an introduction to some local historical sites. Always wondered what it was like inside the submarine.
BTW – My UP social studies methods student made this site for the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.
I really like your idea and the way this will help students learn more about many other places they already know of!
This is such a cool tour! I learned about some new places I had never heard of before – great location choices! This would be a great engaging way to get kids engaged in the history of whatever city they are in.