Teach Through Educational Travel: The Grand Canal

Teach Through Educational Travel
Download a larger image and share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and classroom activities:


  • The Grand Canal is a major thoroughfare in Venice, important for transporting people and goods around the city. Gondolas were used for that transportation. Learn how gondolas were and are still created. Write a story about a person, living in Venice, who built gondolas. What would the challenges be? What would it mean to be successful?
  • Investigate travel in the world today. Have your students become travel experts by using these classroom activities to explore moving between major cities and their historic attractions.


Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.