There may not be many good local options for field trips when you’re studying Africa, but there are quite a few places you can go online. Check out our suggestions for virtual field trips.
Virtual Camera Tours
- Virtual South Africa
- Great Pyramids of Giza
- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (above — click for full screen option)
- The Castle of Good Hope in South Africa
- The National Museum of African Art has online exhibits to explore. There are also lots of interactive and printable resources in the Playtime section.
- African Voices at the National Museum of Natural History has an interactive timeline, exhibits, and more to explore.
- The Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium has interesting exhibits and information primarily about the Congo.
- The Arts of Africa at the Metropolitan Museum has a PDF resource to download.
- Learning Games for Kids provides plenty of basic keyboard practice with Africa-themed online games.
- PBS has an African Exploration with a challenging question and answer game, lots of information, and lesson plans. The “For Kids” section is no longer available, but older students will find many learning opportunities.
- Learn some traditional African games and get some movement into your day.
Taking a virtual field trip or two will enrich your study of Africa and help students get a more accurate mental picture.