Virtual Living History

37 North Buffalo Street, PO Box 62
Springville NY 14141
United States
Joseph Karb

Our virtual field trips were developed with the goal of making the best use of the web in the classroom. These annotated trips take students to some of the best web sites on each trip subject. We have a Trailhead (Intro) and Teacher's Resource that set the stage for most of our trips. Virtual Living History field trips format makes learning fun, and makes using the Internet in the classroom simple, efficient and focused.

Great Depression: Hooverville
Travel back in time and experience the 1930’s with your students. The year is 1932 and the nation is in the midst of the Great Depression with many Americans faced with unemployment and poverty. Your students will meet the Mayor of Hooverville, a down and out veteran who is homeless because of the 1929 Stock Market Crash. The Mayor will share his amazing experiences 1920’s and 1930’s and perform songs like Brother Can You Spare a Dime. This is an interactive
experience with many opportunities for discussion and involvement. Students are asked to become a part of this online simulation by preparing a short role for themselves. This memorable, interactive presentation will complement any unit on the Great Depression. Virtual Living History is committed to providing engaging online experiences to students from around the world. For more information and video previews go to
Grades 4-12
cost: $175, $90 for each additional class, or $400 for a full day of 5 class periods.