Are you a teacher planning activities for something new that fits the school curriculum? Walk Walk has got you covered! This article includes 5 unique live virtual learning journeys locally and worldwide. Topics covered are Social Studies, National Education, Cultural Exchange and Socioeconomic issues. Widen your students’ horizons during this pandemic as we bring the outdoors to your classrooms!
1. Fort Siloso - National Education
As of January 2022, Fort Siloso will become a national monument!
Fort Siloso is a must-visit for students as it showcases the fall of Singapore during World War 2 (WW2). It holds a rich history as one of Singapore’s most important sites during WW2. This program fits nicely as a national education activity for Total Defence day. And as captivating history lessons for your students.
Visit physical WW2 memorabilia and wax figurines that act out negotiations. This live virtual tour focuses on the impacts it had on Singaporeans during those pressing times. You can rely on our veteran tour guide to teach detailed historical facts and stories from the past.
To conclude, this could be a fulfilling experience away from the classroom as the lesson is live from the museum with engaging quizzes.
More information about the tour itinerary can be found here.
2. Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sabah - A Virtual Step Into Nature
This would be an excellent program for assemblies. As we raise awareness of the importance of wildlife conservation. Get up close and personal with Dr Wong Siew Te, the founder of Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). Dr Wong has a strong passion and deep knowledge for his work in wildlife conservation. Allow your students a first-hand account of rescue and rehabilitation stories.
Observe the Sun Bears’ behaviour during mealtime, which is often childlike. Your students will walk away will knowledge of the Sun Bear’s behaviour and respect for animals. At the same time, discover geography as your students explore the various tree species in Sabah’s tropical rainforest.
Visit the only Sun Bear conservation centre in the world with Walk Walk. More information can be found here.
3. Kagoshima, Japan - Cultural Exchange Virtual Learning Journey
View of Sakurajima from Shiroyama Observatory Point
You might have heard of Hokkaido, Tokyo and Osaka, but we’re sure you haven’t heard of Kagoshima. Let us introduce you to this beautiful city located on Kyushu Island because you are missing out! A little fact about Kagoshima, it is known for one of the most active volcanoes in Japan, Sakuraijima.
This destination is a crowd favourite as it showcases the beautiful scenery of Mount Sakurajima. Out lovely tour guide provides insightful information on the local culture, history and infrastructure unique to Kagoshima. This would be an excellent opportunity for you students to learn about a new culture.
Kagoshima is an exciting city as it was home to an influential samurai warrior, Saigo Takamori, who led the Meiji Restoration. The town still has remnants of its past, like the bullet holes and shells preserved in the castle’s walls.
Visit Kagoshima for next virtual school trip with Walk Walk. More information on the itinerary can be found here.
4. Little India, Singapore - A Classic Heritage Virtual Learning Journey
Close-up of Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
To emphasis racial harmony, bring your students virtually to Little India, a place that holds rich history and culture from the 1800s. Known as Chulia Kampong during the colonial period, Little India was not an ethnic enclave but a cattle trade area. Hear stories about how Little India was established, and business owners stayed resilient through WW2.
Visit Little India for your next virtual school trip with Walk Walk. More information here.
5. Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong - Social & Cultural Exchange in Hong Kong
Aerial View of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
This educational tour focuses on the working-class neighbourhood living in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. Our local tour guide would touch on vital issues within Hong Kong’s society, such as inequality and the high cost of living. Students will learn about the economic and cultural impacts on people living in Hong Kong and how it affects their security.
What are you waiting for? Check out Walk Walk’s Premium Virtual Tours to learn more details about the itineraries. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us here!