Google Expedition to Machu Picchu

After reading Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu, we used VR goggles to take a virtual field trip to Machu Picchu!  We were able to experience the beauty and magnificence of the ancient city without ever leaving our classroom!  The students’ shared their virtual experience and compared it to the story they read using a “See, Think, Wonder” line of questioning.  The students’ posted their “See, Think, Wonder” on their individual blogs!  The students would LOVE it if you could check out their blogs and comment on their post!

Machu PicchuCreative Commons License Mizrak via Compfight

The students then used an online resource called Culture Grams to research the culture of Peru, where Machu Picchu is located, and created infographics using a site called to present the information they learned!  Please check them out as well and leave a comment!    



  1. It’s Owen here and I like the picture very much. It’s legit the whole Machu Picchu, Well nice post and keep up the good the good work

  2. This is a great post. When we visited this place with VR we were amazed. I was glad I wasn’t really there or else I would be scared from how up it was. I liked how you told us to visit your students’ blogs. I wish you wrote a bit more. I wonder if you think your students are doing well with their blogs. Come visit my blog at and comment.

  3. Hey Mr.Arena, It’s Courtney!! You are doing a great job with your blog, maybe your blog might be as good as Mr.Geiman’s It’s pretty close!! Please come to my blog:

    Have a great rest of your day!! ????

    P.S. your arrow doesn’t point to your student blogs!! Just Saying!! ?

  4. You took the words right out of my mouth. I said something very similar to that. #copier Keep on blogging and keep up the good work. The picture is awesome, good job adding credit. Guess who I am. Say sup to me in the classroom if you know who I am. #BetterBeGuessing

  5. I like how you gave me information about machu picchu Mr Arena But I wish you gave me more information about machu picchu I wonder what kind of language they speak there.

  6. Hi Mr Arena It’s Leila E.
    You class posts are cool. I remember visiting Machu Picchu in Mr. Geimans class. please come visit my blog at

  7. i liked how you talked about the kids useing vr goggles.
    i wish you would’ve talked more about machu picchu.
    i wonder why you talked about vr goggles

  8. I loved your description of your experience it is awesome that you are allowed to do that at school! I love it!!! Maybe next time you could ake a video of your experience. That would be awesome!!!

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