Virtual Field Trips
In 2016, The House of the Seven Gables partnered with Google Expeditions to present Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Salem Witch Trials.
Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of linked virtual reality (VR) content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum. These trips are collections of virtual reality panoramas — 360° panoramas and 3D images — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools. Google is working with a number of partners, including WNET, PBS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, David Attenborough with production company Alchemy VR, and many of the Google Cultural Institute museum partners to create custom educational content that spans the universe.
Google Expeditions is an app-based program for mobile devices like tablets or phones and does not work on the desktop setting. Please click here to learn more about the app and to start your Google Expedition of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace.