Thursday, November 12, 2009

Great Virtual Tour of the Lincoln Memorial

One of the highlights of any trip to Washington, DC is a visit to the Lincoln Memorial. However, if your school is like mine, chances are good that you won't be taking any field trips to Washington, DC anytime soon. Fortunately, the National Parks Service has a great virtual tour of the Lincoln Memorial. In the tour you can view panoramic images of the interior and exterior of the Lincoln Memorial. You can also view panoramas looking out from the Lincoln Memorial. The "reflections" section of the virtual tour offers the commentary of park rangers. The "about" section contains the history of the Lincoln Memorial.

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for posting the link to this great virtual tour.

Applications for Education
This virtual tour of the Lincoln Memorial allows students to experience the images and stories in a manner that closely replicates the images and information they'd gain in a physical trip to the memorial.