The Online Virtual Travel Assignment is an exciting way for students to experience world geography and world history by "taking them there" through virtual travel, storytelling, and colorful, intriguing design.
Today's students are immersed in a world of media and gadgets. They are most motivated to learn when they can interact with and create their own digital content.
The Online Travel Assignment has students travel through regions or time periods and complete a game-like assignment based on an Essential Question. Students gather information to complete the assignment by watching video interviews and stories, working through simulations, completing animated activities, and analyzing and examining maps, data, artifacts, and primary sources. They capture their thoughts and record their observations in a PDA "tracker" and send their "assignment" directly to their teachers.