Teach Through Educational Travel: Trafalgar Square, London
- Why was the Battle of Trafalgar so important? How are national heroes recognized, historically? Discuss the history of the battle, and the war between France and England – and then try to do battle yourselves, with this animated map of the Battle of Trafalgar.
- Let’s visit the National Gallery, which is a free art museum that houses the national collection of European art (13th-19th centuries). What kind of art do you love? Take a look at the art collection at the National Gallery and pick your favorite. Be prepared to discuss why you chose it – maybe the colors, or subject, or artist? What drew you to this painting?
- Now, people come to Trafalgar Square for many reasons – events, gatherings, art, history, food, music, etc. Take a look at this webcam – what do you see? What surprises you about current life in Trafalgar Square?