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Explore the World with the Boomerang Box

http://www.apl.com/boomerangbox/index.htm

Description: The Boomerang Box is a 40-foot long, metal-sided cargo container that waspainted bright blue and decorated by students. As it travels from port-to-port carrying cargo for customers of shipping company APL Limited, students can track its progress on the Web site. The site also includes curriculum materials based on the National Geography Standards. This iste is no longer active but the artifacts are fascinating.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Start Date: 2002-2-1

End Date: 2006-12-31

Project ID: 10.

Field Trip to Japan

http://www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Classes/Social_Science/Japan_Visit/Japan_Visit.html

Description: Thanks to an invitation by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, I was to be one of two Bay Area educators who visited schools in Osaka, Japan. In addition, as the Chamber's guests, we were also going tospend three days in nearby Kyoto. Japan's old capital, Kyoto, a center of Japanese history, culture, and art, provided a great opportunity to design a World Studies curriculum unit for my high school students. One of my goals for the trip was to establish an ongoing electronic communication with aJapanese high school so that students at James Logan High School, in the San Francisco Bay Area, could have regular e-mail communication with students in Japan. In addition, I promised to share my trip by creating an internet exhibit of my visit to Japan. These are my impressions and photographs from the ten days I spent in Japan. Obviously, ten days isn't long enough to know any culture. However, everywhere we went in Japan people opened their doors to us. Come join us on this virtual field trip to Japan!

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Start Date: 2000-9-1

End Date: 2006-12-31

Project ID: 11.

Footsteps to Freedom: Retracing the Underground Railroad

http://rims.k12.ca.us/ugr/

Description: Join a delegation of educators fromSouthern California as they retrace thetreacherous trails followed by fugitive slavesseeking freedom in Canada in the years before the American Civil War. Relive thestories of the people who made freedomreal in America. There are also activities, literature and other gems to explore.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Start Date: 1999-6-11

End Date: 2004-12-31

Project ID: 12.

Jamestown Live

http://www.jamestownjourney.org/signup/index.htm;jsessionid=DD083C69FB4D2C88D23CA4DDE1FBD0C0.N1

Description: View Jamestown Live webcast as part of the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of Jamestown. This one-hour program hosted by veteran journalist and PBS senior correspondent Gwen Ifill, delivers key historic information on the founding and significance of Jamestown in an engaging and interactive format. The content focuses on three of Jamestown's enduring legacies -- exploration, cultural diversity, and democracy. Each theme is presented by education experts, historians and authors during informative interviews conducted by student reporters.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Start Date: 2007-4-10

Project ID: 52.

Mapping Expedition - Egypt

http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/sites/

Description: Join archaeologists in Egypt's Valley of the Kings as they post their discoveries on the web as soon as they are made. This find of the century is KV5, thought to be the mausoleum of as many as 50 sons of Ramses II, one of Egypt's most important pharaohs. Leader of the expedition, Kent Weeks of American University in Cairo, says that more than 110 rooms have already been found, and thousands of artifacts. The archaeologists are on leave through the summer.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

End Date: 2006-12-31

Project ID: 22.

Mayan Ruins

http://www.mayaruins.com/yucmap.html

Description: The pictures and description of Mayan ruins at this site are the result of five trips by Barbara McKenzie to Mexico, Gautemala and Belize. The site is navigated by clicking on the name of the site on the homepage map. A bibliography is also incuded.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Start Date: 2002-11-1

End Date: 2006-12-31

Project ID: 23.

Mysteries of Catalhoyuk

http://www.smm.org/catal/

Description: Sixth graders, join this archaeological dig in Turkey today at a place called Catalhoyuk. As you look at the ruins of this first city, think about why they buried their dead under the floor, what they ate for dinner 10,000 years ago, and what the small stone balls that were recently discovered may have been used for. Look over the shoulders of the archaeologists as they dig for the answers.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Contact: Science Museum of Minnesota

Start Date: 1999-8-1

End Date: 2002-4-31

Project ID: 28.

Philadelphia's Historic Mile

http://www.ushistory.org/tour/index.html

Description: The title says it all. As you stroll down the historic streets of Philadelphia, early America comes alive. At each stop, visitors are treated to interesting facts about the site and its significance to America's past. No study of colonial America is complete without this virtual tour of the streets where the Declaration of Independence was written and Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere once walked.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Project ID: 30.

Take A Virtual Field Trip To Tanzania

http://www.ctap3.org/_lperry/africa/index.htm

Description: Jambo! Travel with me and my husband Scott to Zanzibar and explore the beaches, bazaars, spice plantations and the Jozani National Forest Reserve. From the island of Zanzibar we'll travel to mainland Tanzania where we'll first visit Arusha National Park and Tarangire National Park. We should see elephants, baboons, lions, leopards and cheetahs. Then we'll move on to Lake Manyara and the hippos and giraffes. Next we'll travel over rough roads to the Ngorongoro Crater seeing flamingos and Cape buffalo. We'll stop by Olduvai Gorge to see where the Leakeys made their famous discoveries and then, hopefully, we'll witness the annual migration of the wildebeest along the Serengeti.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Start Date: 2000-4-1

End Date: 2006-12-31

Project ID: 38.

The I*EARN First Peoples' Project

http://www.iearn.org.au/fp/

Description: The I*EARN First Peoples' Project allows indigenous students from around the world to work together on collaborative projects and is available in either Spanish or English. Students can be involved in writing exchanges, art exchanges and discussion about issues relating to indigenous students. Students can also be involved in the Humanitarian Effort. Each year there is a different theme.

Type: Armchair Adventure

Fee-based: No

Contact: Virginia King virginia@iearn.org.auCathy Bullock cathyb@arriba.nm.orgBob Smith bsmith@cc.bia.edu

Start Date: 2000-11-1

End Date: 2006-7-31

Project ID: 39.

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