Field Trips

Nothing improves the classroom like getting out of it once in awhile, but field trips are always so challenging to organize.  So we have decided to do our best in this space to provide dynamic maps and other tools that might help create the best possible “virtual” field trips.

Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery

This custom-made Google Map created by Dickinson College students offers a sweeping study of the rise and fall of slavery in the Atlantic World over nearly four centuries.   David Brion Davis’s, Inhuman Bondage (2006) provided the source material for this map / timeline, which students enhanced by providing additional links to images, documents and other useful classroom resources.

View Mapping the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery in a larger map


Google Earth tour of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates

3D Models from John Brown’s 1859 Raid