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8 virtual museum visits around the world

//16/10/19

1 The Smithsonian (The National Museum of Natural History – Washington, USA)

Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s permanent, past and current exhibitions.

 

2 The Oriental Institute Museum (Chicago, USA)

Enjoy the Oriental Institute Museum’s 360° interactive virtual tour!  See the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East.

 

 

3 The Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)

Here you can find many of the works in the Prado together with information about each painting.

 

 

4 The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa in New York, USA)

On the MoMa site, children can take a fun virtual tour of the modern art in this museum, stopping to look at what they want as they move around.

 

 

5 The British Museum (London, UK)

Use Google’s Arts and Culture app to get a ‘street view’ of the art and history treasures inside the British Museum.

 

 

6 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met – New York, USA)

Navigate your way around all the wonderful art in the Met using Google’s Arts and Culture app.

 

 

7 The Louvre (Paris, France)

The Louvre offers three virtual tours: its Egyptian Antiquities, the Remains of the Louvre’s Moat (showing the mediaeval Louvre) and the Gallery D’Apollon (with its decorative arts).

 

 

8 Google’s Arts and Culture app

On this app Google give you access to artwork and artefacts from hundreds of museums around the world.  You can zoom in on images of the art or even take tours of museums.

 

 


World animal day

//20/09/29
Use the activities and ideas on the World Animal Day website to celebrate World Animal Day (4 October) with your learners. The ideas are for learners of all ages and focus on raising their awareness of the importance of animals in the world, of their needs and of how looking after them well can benefit us all. Which activities will best suit your learners? (Image taken from the worldanimalday.org.uk website)

Animal community lessons

//20/09/29
Use these lesson plans from rootsandshoots.org to do animal community projects focusing on animal shelters with your learners and help them celebrate World Animal Day (4 October). The site (created by the scientist Jane Goodall) promotes empowering young people to build a better future in their communities.  On pages 3 and 4 there are plans for lower primary, primary and secondary learners. How much will they learn about animals in their community and animal shelters? (Image taken from rootsandshoots.org website)
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