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A Virtual Field Trip

Your job for this assignment is to create a "virtual field trip." What this means is that you will pick a destination and provide pictures and information on that location and then post that information on the Internet. It's like going on a field trip without actually getting out and seeing that field.

What you will have to do is

  1. Pick a destination that you want to create a field trip for.
    • It could be somewhere historic (such as the Forks, Louis Riel's grave, or Lower Fort Garry), or somewhere more ordinary such as Corydon Avenue. It could even be somewhere a little silly if you're creative.
    • You should avoid anywhere really personal such as your house or your dad's business.
    • Your teacher needs to approve your choice of site.
  2. Take pictures.
    • This will almost certainly need to be done outside of school time since we can't really send you off on field trips all over the place completely unsupervised.
      • You may need to get permission to take pictures. If it's a store or an art gallery, you will certainly need to ask before you shoot or you'll get some people really annoyed with you.
      • You will need a camera to take pictures with.
  3. Take at least one or two panoramic pictures.
    • This is most easily done with a digital camera that has a panorama feature. There's also a lot of apps (many free) that will allow you to do this with your phone or tablet.
  4. Research your destination.
    • You are expected to be knowledgeable about your location.
    • This takes research.
    • This can't be faked.
    • Whether your site is something major or minor, there is information on it if you look hard enough.
  5. Make your site sound interesting.
    • You are encouraging people to come to your location.
    • No one will visit a place that sounds dull.
  6. Storyboard your presentation.
    • Decide which pictures will be paired with which text.
    • Try not to put too much information with each picture.
    • People are lazy when they look at websites and don't like to read much.
  7. Assemble the pictures and the text on your wiki site.
  8. Let the teacher know when you think you're done. If you're done early enough, he'll critique it and show you some ways to improve your work.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. May I work with a partner on this project?
    • Yes, this is a group project that may be done in twos or threes. Since wikis are done collaboratively, there should always be something for each person to do.
  2. Which wiki are we going to use?
    • You can set up a site through your Wingsmail account and work on a wiki set up for you there.
  3. How many different pages should our wiki have?
    • At least 10.
    •  with at least 2 or 3 pictures per page
    • and at least some information on every page (no pages that are only photo galleries).


  1. 10 Pages...5 points
  2. At least one picture per page. Most (if not all) the pictures should be taken by you....5 points
  3. Some significant information on every page...5 points
  4. Evidence of serious research...5 points


    James Dykstra,
    Jun 18, 2010, 10:36 AM