Field trips are great ways to expand students background knowledge around a topic as well as their vocabulary but we don't always have enough time or resources to get students out of the classroom.
The great news is that with just a computer, a connection to the internet, and a projector you can take your students on virtual field trips.
If you have checked it out yet there is a great new site that would be a great tool to planning a virtual field trip called MentorMob. I would highly recommend that you try it out. The site is still new so there are that many of what they call Playlists. (A collection of websites around a topic that you view in a certain order) I am linking to one about the causes of World War II so you can get an overview of what the site is like. Main Causes of World War II - MentorMobTo see more ideas on teaching vocabulary and for a step by step guide to planning a virtual field trip, visit my Vocabulary Activities page.