Are you a Grade 3-5 Canadian teacher looking for an interactive resource for your social studies program? Do you need to teach the provincial Grade 3 Living and Working in Ontario unit? This Ontario Virtual Field Trip for Use with Google Slides/Classroom™️ is perfect for distance learning, hybrid learning or for students with accommodated IEPs.
What is a virtual field trip?
A virtual field trip is one in which students “visit” a location or multiple locations through the use of internet technology. Students are led from one province or territory to another, using internet links to watch videos, find appropriate websites, etc.
What areas of Ontario are included in this field trip?
- Hudson Bay Lowlands
- Canadian Shield
- Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Lowlands
- Niagara Falls
Other communities may be added at a later time; you will always be able to download the most updated version at any time through your “My Purchases” page on TPT.
What will I need to assign a virtual field trip to my class?
You will require:
❶ Access to the internet
❷ A Google account
❸ A platform to share this activity with your class, such as Google Classroom
Can I edit this resource?
I have left 95% of the text in editable form for two reasons:
➀ To ensure that students are able to use Google Read & Write with the tasks
➁ To allow teachers to edit text and tasks when they feel it suitable for their class or to accommodate specific IEP expectations.
How do I collect student work?
Your students will simply complete their own copy of the work, and turn it into the platform (ie. Google Classroom).
What will my students learn?
As students “visit” each region or community, they will learn about the landscape, landmarks, employment opportunities, recreation and exciting tourist spots of each location.
When should I use this virtual field trip?
This activity is meant to be a fun and engaging activity that is perfect for reviewing the landform regions, work opportunities, and communities within Ontario. While I might use it at the end of a unit, you could also use it to jump-start a study of this amazing province!
What does this resource include?
This Ontario Virtual Field Trip resource includes:
• the Virtual Field Trip in Google Slides
• an Instruction Booklet to help buyers with assigning this resource to their students. This booklet also contains answer keys for all slides.