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The Hamilton-Burr Duel1 - The Otis House, Boston, Massachusetts
2 - Fraunces Tavern, New York City
3 - Dueling Grounds, Weehawken, New Jersey
4 - Jane Street, New York City
5 - Former Location of Aaron Burr’s Estate
6 - Trinity Church, New York City
7 - Trinity Church Cemetery, Hamilton’s Grave
Various LocationsThe animosity between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had been building since Burr defeated Hamilton’s father-in-law, Philip Schuyler, in the New York state senate race in 1791. The antagonistic relationship ended with a duel that claimed Hamilton’s life in 1804. These places and documents retrace one of the first national tragedies in US history.
The Private Life of Alexander Hamilton1 - The View from Fort Christiansted, Christiansted, St. Croix
2 - Schuyler-Hamilton House, Morristown, New Jersey
3 - Ford Mansion, Morristown, New Jersey
4 - Schuyler Mansion, Albany, New York
5 - Hamilton’s Grange, New York City
Various LocationsAlthough today, we usually remember the Founding Fathers for great speeches and battles, they faced personal triumphs and tragedies that shaped their lives and their legacies. From life-changing moments to personal letters dealing with love and grief, the places and documents in this tour humanize Alexander Hamilton’s history in a way textbooks cannot.
Alexander Hamilton and Washington's Presidency1 - Federal Hall, New York City
2 - A plan to build the US Capitol
3 - President's House Site
4 - Washington Sends Troops to Enforce the Law
5 - Congress Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 - Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island
Various LocationsAlexander Hamilton played a key role in George Washington’s Cabinet. President Washington appointed him the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. He wrote speeches for the President, helped put down a rebellion, and served as an advisor to Washington on many issues. The following featured sites and documents highlight the challenges of founding a new nation.
Alexander Hamilton Establishes the US Economy1 - Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 - First Bank of the United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 - Fraunces Tavern
4 - The Mint of the United States
5 - The Falls of the Passaic, Paterson, New Jersey
6 - Location of Old City Hall, Albany, New York
Various LocationsAlexander Hamilton was the designer of the American financial system. He established a national bank, promoted manufacturing, and paid off US debts from the American Revolution. When Hamilton retired in 1795, he left the United States with the tools to support a thriving economy. Discover the places and documents that illustrate the story of Hamilton’s creation of modern America.
Alexander Hamilton and the Ratification of the Constitution1 - Writing the US Constitution
2 - Hanover Square, New York, New York
3 - George Mason’s Gunston Hall in Virginia
4 - Statue of Mercy Otis Warren, Barnstable, Massachusetts
5 - Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists in Albany, New York
6 - Clinton House, Poughkeepsie, New York
Various LocationsAmericans argued and even fought over the adoption of the United States Constitution. Alexander Hamilton and the other Federalists supported the new form of government. Anti-Federalists opposed it. The sites and documents in this Expedition will immerse you in this contentious era.
The American Revolution through the Eyes of Hamilton1 - Alexander Hamilton in the Caribbean: Christiansted, St. Croix
2 - City Hall Park (formerly the Commons), New York City
3 - Declaring Independence, 1776
4 - Christmas 1776
5 - The Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York
6 - The Battlefield at Yorktown, Virginia
Various LocationsThe American Revolution provided Alexander Hamilton with an opportunity to excel. He made speeches and published pamphlets, fought in the army, and assisted General George Washington. Visit the places and explore the documents that were central to the fight for American independence.
Inside Mackie's Chocolate Factory1 - Raw Ingredients
2 - Into The Mix
3 - World of Flavour: Honeycomb
4- The Moulds and the Cooling Tunnel
5- Packaging Power
6 - Chocolate Boxes
ScotlandChocolate, our favourite treat, begins its journey as something quite different. Raw ingredients must be carefully combined to create the experience of chocolate we’re familiar with. Humans have been using chocolate for almost 4000 years. Beginning in Central America, the beans of the cacao plant were fermented and used as part of religious ceremonies. After the Spanish conquests in South America, beans were taken to Europe and mixed with new ingredients. Slowly, chocolate evolved to its current form.
Career Expedition: Young Stock Worker, Heather Bowie1 - The Calf Byre
2 - In the Milking Area
3 - Driving Change
4- Feeding the Calves
5- All Grown Up
6 - Overseeing the Farm
N/AWhen calves are born, Heather has a lot of work to do. Calves need a lot of attention and for the first two weeks of their life they are cared for in individual pens. They are then moved to larger pens where they are able to mix with other calves. Heather monitors their progress to make sure they’re growing well.
Field Trip to Western France1 - Le château de Chambord
2 - Les portes Mordelaises, à Rennes
3 - Les maisons à Colombages de Rennes
4 - La Poterie
5 - Les inventions de Léonard de Vinci
6 - Le pont de Normandie
7 - Saint-Malo
8 - Le Mont Saint-Michel
Various Locations, FranceAn overview of some of the major attractions found in Western France.
Career Expedition: Paid to Eat Chocolate: Food Technologist, Natalia Mansilla1 - Chocolate Taster
2 - The Raw Ingredients
3 - Tests and Checks
4- Flavours and Extras
5- The Finished Product
6 - Always Experimenting
Various Locations in the U.K.Natalia’s job involves creating new flavour sensations at Mackie’s chocolate factory. Although this seems like fun, it’s also a great responsibility. Chocolate technologists usually have at least 5 years experience. Natalia's role is split between Abertay University and Mackie's in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme. This allows businesses and universities to share skills, and ensures that Natalia gains useful industry experience during her two-year placement.
Shock, Awe, and Horror: World War I1 - Breakout of War
2 - The Battlefields of Europe
3 - The Middle Eastern Theatre
4- Fire in the Skies
5- Fighting in the Seas
6 - Aftermath of War
Various LocationsThe beginning of the 20th century saw the rapid advancement of many technologies, leading to industrial revolutions. Many European countries were politically flexing their muscles, causing tensions along borders. Pressure mounted and finally, after the assassination of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand, war broke out. This war was different than any other war in history - the combination of regional conflicts and revolutionary advancements in warfare left an unprecedented 20,000,000 people dead and shook the world.
History of Surgery: Surgeons' Hall1 - Surgeons' Hall Museums
2 - Theatre of Knowledge
3 - Science Enters Surgery
4 - Conquering Pain: Anaesthesia
5 - Study of Pathology
6 - Real People
Edinburgh, ScotlandFounded in 1505, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) has always been at the forefront of medical discovery. It was here that pioneers explored the reaches of surgical skill through new medical methods. This experimentation is shown though the displays of Surgeons’ Hall – a purpose-built museum through which we can explore these early trailblazers who took us from the days of plague and superstition to what we know as modern surgery today.
Canadian National Vimy Memorial1 - Front View of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial
2 - Rear View of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial
3 - Canadian Cemetery No. 2
4 - Grange Subway Tunnel
5 - Canadian Observation Trenches
6 - No Man’s Land
Vimy, FranceDiscover the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, an iconic symbol of remembrance and a tribute to all Canadians who served in the First World War. During your visit, you will see first-hand the beauty of the Memorial’s magnificent sculptures, read the carved names of 11,285 Canadians who died in France and at that time had no known final resting place, and even fly to the top of the monument for a unique view of the site and surrounding countryside! You will also explore the 117-hectare site’s preserved battlefield, tunnels and frontline trenches, honour the fallen in beautifully maintained cemeteries, and learn about Canadian contributions to the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the First World War.
Behind the Scenes at the German Oceanographic Museum1 - Oceanographic Museum
2 - In the Preperation Department, Room 1
3 - In the Preperation Department, Room 2
4 - In the Graphics Department
5 - Behind the scenes at the show aquariums
Stralsund, GermanyThe sea has always fascinated people. The German Oceanographic Museum's mission is to make this fascination tangible. At four museum locations, visitors can enter into various worlds of discovery. All the presentations (exhibitions, aquariums, educational events and publications) are based on reliable and scientifically documented findings. They always reflect the current status of marine research. The work behind the scenes can be illustrated by visiting selected departments.
Fort Drum, 10th Mountain Division1 - Fallen Warrior Monument
2 - Spartan Statue
3 - Climb to Glory
4- Atkins Functional Fitness Facility
5- Crossfit Action
6 - Combatives Room
7- Indoor Turf
8- Pre-Ranger Course
9- Air Assault Classroom
New YorkLocated in the picturesque Northern Region of New York State, this installation is located in one of the most unique and beautiful areas of the United States. Approximately 30 miles from Canada, with the Great Lakes to the west and the Adirondack Mountains to the east Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) whose men and women stand ready to deploy for contingency operations wherever conflict might arise.
RSS Discovery1 - The Discovery
2 - On Deck
3 - Mess Deck
4 - The Gallery
5 - Lab
6 - Chart Room
Dundee, ScotlandThe RRS Discovery was one of the last traditional wooden, 3-masted ships to be built in Britain. It was designed specifically for scientific exploration of the Antarctic. The ship set off from Dundee, Scotland, in 1901, and carried explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, several scientists and more than 30 crew members on the British National Antarctic Expedition. The expedition carried out important research in biology, zoology, meteorology, geology and magnetism.
Career Expedition: Lake District Ranger, David Switzer1 - On Top of the World
2 - Ranger Headquarters
3 - Gateway
4 - Lake District Volunteers
5 - Bridging the Gap
6 - On the Horizon
Cumbria, EnglandTaking in the scenery is park ranger David Switzer. He works for the Lake District National Park, which occupies 2362 square kilometres of hills and lakes in north-west England. The rangers are employed by the National Park to be responsible for park upkeep and engaging with local communities, as well as helping visitors enjoy the park’s beautiful resources.
Murals of Lyon, France1 - The famous faces of the Lyons fresco
2 - The Murals
3- The Wall of the Canuts
4- The History of the Wall of the Canuts
Lyon, FranceSince 1987, the artists at CitéCréation have been transforming abandoned public walls in Lyon into colorful murals. These murals pay tribute to an element of Lyon's rich history and social legacy. Together they form one giant open-air gallery that is a defining feature of Lyon's urban landscape, admired by both tourists and residents alike.
A Trip to Elizabethan Bristol1 - The Garden
2 - The Great Oak Room
3 - The Bedroom
4 - The New Oak Room
5 - The Parlour
6 - The Staircase
7 - The Reception Room
8 - The Print Room
9- The Mary Carpenter Room
Bristol, EnglandLocated in Bristol, England, the Red Lodge is the only Tudor house in the city that has survived intact. Built in around 1580 during the reign of Elizabeth I for a wealthy gentleman, the lodge was set in the gardens of a great house and used for entertaining guests. A visit to Red Lodge—real or virtual—is a journey back to the England of the late 16th century.
Exploring the Roman Baths in Bath1- The Great Bath
2- East Baths
3- Sacred Spring
4- The Temple Pediment
5- Life and death of Aquae Sulis
6- Minerva's Head
Bath, EnglandPublic baths were a common feature in the towns and cities of ancient Rome. People visited the baths for hygienic purposes, to relax and to socialise. The Roman Baths in Bath, England, comprise several buildings surrounding a hot spring, including the Bath House itself, the Temple of Sulis Minerva, and a museum. The museum’s collection, drawn from the site and the surrounding town of Aquae Sulis (the Roman name for Bath), gives visitors a glimpse into the crafts, trade, religion, family life and building practices of Roman Britain.
Nelson Mandela Museum1 - Nelson Mandela Museum - Bhunga Building
2 - Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre
3 - Qunu, Eastern Cape Province
4 - Exhibition Hall Two
5 - Long Walk to Freedom - Country Childhood
6 - Long Walk to Freedom - Prison Life
7 - Mandela and Luthuli in Conversation
South AfricaThe life of Nelson Mandela from birth to death and how he fought and sacrificed his life to secure a free, non-racial, classless and unified society South Africa enjoys today. As a custodian of the legacy and the values, the Nelson Mandela Museum promotes social cohesion and unity amongst people.
Green Business: Mackie’s Ice Cream Factory1 - Wind Energy
2 - Solar Power
3 - Water Management
4 - Food Miles
5 - Breaking the Mould
6 - Giving Back to the Future
ScotlandIn our lives, we have grown used to the cycle of production and consumption. This devastating pattern quickly uses up the earth’s resources. Mackie’s Ice Cream Factory has tried to change the way it produces its goods to ensure that it can operate sustainably. One of the ways it has done this is by installing wind turbines to produce electricity.
Women’s Rights, Historic Sites: Moving History Forward1 - Site of the Revolution
2 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton as a New Yorker
3 - Votes for Women” Parades on Fifth Avenue
4 - African Burial Ground National Monument
5 - Triangle Fire Tragedy
6 - Statue in Honor of Eleanor Roosevelt
7 - Statue in Honor of Harriet Tubman
8 - Margaret Sanger’s Fight for Reproductive Freedom
9 - Lillian Wald and the Henry Street Settlement
10 - Madam C.J. Walker’s Townhouse
11 - New York City Ticker Tape Parades for Women
New York City, United StatesLearning from a history which fully and fairly includes the vast and varied contributions of women and people of color offers a departure point in our search for social change. We have to rethink the past to reshape the future. Through the gift of Women’s History, we discover a historical treasure chest, overflowing with the stories of women who serve to inspire and energize us. We learn of their strategies and tactics in the battle for equality. We build on their work. We honor their memories.
Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela1 - The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
2 - Alto do Saint Roque, on the pilgrim’s path in Spain
3 - Puente la Reina, Navarra, Spain
4 - The Castilian city of Burgos
5 - The interior of the Cathedral of León, Spain
6 - Plaza de España, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, La Rioja, Spain
Various LocationsThe Way of St James, or Camino de Santiago, is the name for any pilgrimage path that concludes at the tomb of Jesus Christ’s disciple, St James the Greater, in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Its roots lie in a tradition that developed in Catholic Europe around 1,000 years ago: the making of a journey to a holy site for spiritual gain. The Church in Rome allowed its faithful to atone for their sins – or achieve forgiveness – through pilgrimage, but only to certain places. One of these was the shrine of St James.
NASA’s Modern Figures1 - Dr. Albanie Bolton, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
2 - Christina Diaz, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3 - Tracy Drain, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4 - Antja Chambers, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
5 - Dr. QuynhGiao Nguyen, NASA’s Glenn Research Center
6 - Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, NASA's Kennedy Space Center
7 - Jessica Marquez, NASA’s Ames Research Center
Various Locations, USANASA’s Modern Figures tour introduces several amazing women who are contributing to America’s space program today. This virtual tour gives viewers a three-dimensional experience in a 100,000-square-foot aircraft hangar, simulated Martian landscape, space flight operations facility, and other fascinating locations where these women work as materials scientists, launch directors, software engineers, and in other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
Fly with NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter1 - Juno on the Way to Jupiter
2 - Soaring Over Jupiter
3 - Juno in Regular and X-Ray Vision
4 - A Look Inside the Juno Spacecraft
Outer SpaceWelcome to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. NASA’s Juno spacecraft is on a mission to investigate this mysterious world. What astronomers can’t see through a telescope, we are now seeing up close with a spacecraft. Juno’s new mission of discovery at Jupiter is just beginning.
Female Firefighters in the FDNY1 - Breaking Down the Barriers
2 - Firefighter Regina Wilson
3 - Firefighter Sheliz Salcedo
4 - Firefighter Sarina Olmo
5 - FDNY Fire Academy 1
6 - FDNY Fire Academy 2
New York City, United StatesBecoming a Firefighter required hard work, dedication, and rigorous training. A career in becoming a member of the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. Individuals interested in becoming a Firefighter are required to take written and physical exams. Afterwards, individuals that score well then attend the Fire Academy on Randall’s Island as Probationary Firefighters. Probationary Firefighters are trained in fire science and prevention, firefighting techniques and tools, handling medical emergencies, identification and handling of hazardous materials, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and fitness and conditioning. They also learn leadership and management skills. On this Expedition, we’ll be introduced to some of the active and retired female Firefighters at the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) and their experience of working for the FDNY.
Exploring the Red Planet with the Mars Rovers1 - Namib Dune
2 - Pathfinder Panorama
3 - Murray Buttes
4 - Naukluft Plateau
Outer SpaceMars has captivated the public attention for decades. The likelihood of liquid water on Mars, at some point in its history, drives us to explore the Red Planet. Water is key because it is needed for life as we know it. Mars has huge reservoirs of ice today, but could it still have liquid water that ebbs and flows on the walls of some craters? If there is water, could microbes exist? NASA’s Mars rovers are answering these questions. Visit the sites they have explored and learn about what they have found.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Women’s Rights1 - A Women's Rights Activist Is Born
2 - Seat of Law, Johnstown, New York, 1800s
3 - Defining Rights and Writing Laws For America
4 - A National Park Is Born
5 - Stanton and Anthony, 50-year Feminism Partnership
6 - Seneca Falls--Stanton House - Washington Avenue
7 - Movement's Leaders Record Women’s History
8 - The United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
9 - Foremothers of America Take Their Place
Various Locations, USAInspired by the Declaration of Independence, Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal." For over 50 years, Elizabeth advocated for women's rights. She believed women should have the rights to vote, own property, and keep their wages. These rights are expressed in the women's Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first Women's Rights Convention held 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York.
Career Expedition: YouTube Software Engineer, Angelica Inguanzo1 - YouTube office, San Bruno
2 - Meetings at YouTube
3 - Forest beside the office at YouTube
4 - YouTube Lobby
5 - Lawrence Hall of Science
California, United StatesOn this Careers with Code Expedition, explore how YouTube Frontend Software Engineer Angelica created her own career pathway by combining her interest in computer science & film. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley and completed film editing internships plus a Google internship before joining YouTube, where she creates, codes and tests apps across Android devices.
Career Expedition: White Gold Butchers1 - White Gold Butchers​
2 - Meat Case
3 - The Butchers
4 - Walk-in
5 - Prep
6 - How the Sausage Gets Made
7 - The Kitchen
New York City, United StatesWhite Gold Butchers - a tour of a New York City butcher shop owned and operated by two women butchers, an uncommon thing.
Career Expedition: Victoria Nneji, Human-Robot Interaction Design Researcher1 - Duke Robotics Centre
2 - Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences
3 - Engineering Quad
4 - Shodor National Resource for Computer Science Education
5 - Union Baptist Church, Durham
6 - Building Mentorship at Women-in-tech Dinner
North Carolina, United StatesWorking in a robotics lab and out in the field researching how people and technology interact is all in a day’s work for Victoria Chibuogu Nneji, a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Victoria blends skills in computational science with an understanding of human factors and communities to study the design of technology for different applications – whether that’s autonomous aircraft, automated railway systems or robot tutors.
Career Expedition: Madonna Badger, Advertising Executive1 - Creative Review
2 - Editing and Post Production
3 - Brand Lab Workshop
4 - Listening Lab
5 - Meetings and Conference Calls
6 - Madonna Speaks as Thought Leader in Advertising Industry
New York City, United StatesA career option for those interested in being creative at work is working at an advertising agency. Every day we see 5,000 advertisements, whether they be signs on the streets, digital ads on social media, or TV commercials. These advertisements are often created by people who work at advertising agencies. Agencies provide their clients research and insight into their consumer base and relevant creative work including digital, product packaging, print and film to communicate a brand’s message across all media.
Career Expedition: Dr. Mandë Holford, Marine Chemical Biologist1 - Dr. Mandë Holford’s Office in Belfer Research Building at Hunter College
2 - Dr. Mandë Holford’s Belfer Laboratory Bench Area
3 - Dr. Mandë Holford’s Analytical Procedure Room
4 - Molluscan Collections of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
5 - AMNH Hall of Ocean Life
6 - Killer Snails Headquarters Made in NYC Media Center Co-working Space
New York City, United StatesWhat can we learn from venomous marine snails? Join Dr. Mandë Holford as she discusses how scientists discover new things from extreme creatures of nature!
Career Expedition: Animator & Director, Sue Perrotto1 - Wild Canary Animation Studio
2- Wild Canary Animation Studio Edit Room
3 - Meeting table
4 - New York University Tisch School of Art
5 - Tisch School of Art Animation Classroom
6 - Newbury Park Martial Arts Center
California, United StatesOn this Careers with Code Expedition, animator and director Sue Perrotto blends computer science and art to bring the characters of Disney’s Miles from Tomorrowland to life. The popular animation series takes children on a journey through the universe that fuels their natural interest in space and builds their excitement about science. Before joining Wild Canary Animation Studio, Sue worked on shows like Disney’s Phineas and Ferb, MTV’S Celebrity Deathmatch and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Miles from Tomorrowland is a Disney Junior show produced by Wild Canary Animation Studio. Sue has also been featured in Careers with Code magazine.
Brenda Berkman: Becoming a Firefighter1 - US District Court, Brooklyn, NY
2 - FDNY Fire Academy, Randall's Island, New York, NY
3 - First Assignments
4 - Lieutenant Berkman
5 - One World Trade Center
6 - Final Posting
7 - Moving Forward
New York City, United StatesAs a girl growing up in America in the 1950s, Brenda Berkman found few opportunities to play sports, something she loved to do. She had what she calls a “click moment” when she was not allowed to join Little League Baseball: she understood then that, regardless of her abilities, she would not be allowed to do certain things just because she was a girl. Flash forward to the mid-1970’s . . . While a student at New York University Law School, Berkman began to entertain the idea of becoming a firefighter. But, as she learned, the New York City Fire Department didn’t hire women. Join this Expedition to follow Berkman and the group of women she led in the struggle to break down the barrier of gender discrimination in the FDNY.
Alice Austen: Early American Photographer1 - Clear Comfort: Alice Austen House and Grounds
2 - The Formal Parlor
3 - Alice Austen’s Bedroom
4 - Alice Austen’s Darkroom
5 - Austen in Manhattan: Trinity Church
6 - Austen in Manhattan: 48th and Broadway
7 - Austen in Manhattan: Bethesda Fountain
New York City, United StatesThe Alice Austen House is the only museum devoted to a woman photographer in the United States, and one of very few preserved artist’s homes and studios in New York City. Alice Austen, born in 1866, was a trailblazer – a rebel who broke away from the constraints of her Victorian environment and forged an independent life that pushed boundaries of acceptable female behavior and social rules. Her family’s home, Clear Comfort, now the museum, shaped Alice Austen’s experiences, served as her first studio space and darkroom, and opened up to her a world of subjects beyond her comfortable, upper-middle class suburban existence.
Bhutan - Thangbi Lhakhang1 - Thangbi Lhakhang
2 - Bhutanese Temple Architecture
3 - Nuns Gather for Lunch
4 - Temple
5 - Nuns in the Main Hall
BhutanThe Kingdom of Bhutan is the only country in the world in which Vajrayana Buddhism is the state religion. Buddhist practice and scholarship is focused in 8 major monasteries and approximately 200 smaller monasteries and nunneries, where over 12,000 monks and 5,000 nuns in training meditate, chant, study, and work under the guidance and tutelage of ordained monks and nuns, and lay monks called gomchen. In this Expedition, we’ll visit a small monastery in central Bhutan that has been active for over 500 years.
University of California - Davis1 - Introduction to UC Davis
2 - Student Life: Student Community Center
3 - Student Life: Quad
4 - Student Life: Coffee House
5 - Places: Bike circle
6 - Residence Halls: Tercero
7 - Sports: Stadium
8 - Activities: ARC
9 - Arts: Mondavi Center
10 - Sustainability: Arboretum
11 - Sustainability: West Village
12 - Places: City of Davis
California, United StatesThis is UC Davis, home of the Aggies. We’re known for academics, research, school pride and our friendly, collaborative spirit. UC Davis got its start in 1905 as the University Farm, the research and science extension of UC Berkeley. We’re still tops in agriculture education today, and we’ve also earned a reputation for solving the world’s problems in food, health, the environment and society.
Iconic New York1 - Federal Hall, April 30, 1789
2 - Empire State Building, 1931
3 - Rockefeller Center, September 20, 1932
4 - Times Square, August 14, 1945 ─V-J Day 5 - Central Park West, Thanksgiving Day, 2015
New York, New YorkThe Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. From the founding of the republic, to the construction of some of its most iconic landmarks, to celebrations as varied as V-J Day and the modern holiday season, New York City can be seen as an endless collection of iconic moments. Join this Expedition through time and the seasons to explore one of the most iconic cities on Earth.
Ancient Roman Ruins in England and France1 - South Shields (Arbeia) Roman Fort, c. 120 C.E.
2 - London’s Roman wall, c. 190-225 C.E.
3 - Vindolanda, Roman Fort, 3rd century C.E.4 -
4 - Roman Arch, Besançon, France, late 2nd century
5 - Tour Magne, Nîmes, France
6 - “Triumphal Arch” Orange, France
7 - Amphitheatre, Arles, France
8 - Gier Aqueduct, France
Various LocationsSee how the ancient Romans left their mark in England and France with arches, forts, city walls, theaters and towers.
Architecture Through Time1 - An Iron Age Wooden Fortress
2 - Greek Temples of Stone
3 - Inside the Roman Colosseum
4 - Roman to Romanesque
5 - Gothic Splendour at Westminster Cathedral
6 - The Renaissance Revives Roman Grandeur
7 - The Baroque Style Takes Hold
8 - A Modern Home for Baroque Music
Europe, Various CitiesThe history of architecture reaches back to the beginnings of humanity, to the simple huts of our earliest ancestors. Since then builders have grown ever more skilful, building bolder, ever larger buildings with an increasing sense of scale. In this Expedition, we’ll go back almost 3,000 years and then work our way forward in time. As we travel through time and space, we’ll analyse how human buildings in Europe changed over the centuries.
Art, Zika and Politics: Art Basel Miami Beach1 - Art's a Beach
2 - Arts and Politics
3 - Art lovers en masse
4 - The enemy is powerpoint
5 - David remembered
6 - Zika? What Zika?
Miami, FloridaArt has long been synonymous with Miami, and there’s arguably no better time in the year to check out art from around the world than at Art Basel Miami Beach. In its 15th year, the 2016 festival saw nearly 100,000 art buyers, gallery owners and celebrities flood South Florida for all things related to art -- despite a politically charged election year and fears of the Zika virus. Little surprise, much of the art drew on political and social themes.
Beijing, People’s Republic of China1 - The Forbidden City
2 - Tiananmen Tower
3 - Mausoleum of Mao Zedong
4 - Temple of Heaven Park
5 - The Summer Palace
6 - Beihai Park
7 - CCTV Building
8 - Galaxy SOHO Complex
9 - Beijing National Stadium
Bejing, ChinaCapital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is in Hebei Province in northern China—the name Beijing means, literally, “northern capital.” The city is steeped in history and tradition but also looks to the future, as can be seen in the city’s architecture. Great efforts have been taken to preserve large parts of ancient Beijing such as the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven Park. At the same time, the city’s skyline has been transformed by ultra-modern skyscrapers. In this Expedition, we’ll take a look at some of Beijing’s many landmarks, including structures old and new.
Black & British: A Surprising History1 - Britain's first recorded African community
2 - The freed slave and the English dictionary’s creator
3 - The room where Francis learned to write
4 - Queen Victoria’s West African protégée
5 - Life after slavery
6 - Contemporary Brixton, South London
London, EnglandIn this Expedition, we’ll travel through 1,800 years of Black British history to learn about African soldiers in Roman Cumbria; the former enslaved boy who became Samuel Johnson’s servant, friend and heir; Queen Victoria’s Black goddaughter; life after the transatlantic slave trade for freed enslaved people; and contemporary Brixton, South London. The stepping stones of our progress will be a series of BBC Black History Plaques created for the television series Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC, 2016). For more information about the heritage and history of Black people in Britain, visit the Black Cultural Archives on the Google Arts and Culture website, where you’ll find 4 online exhibitions involving the plaques.
Buenos Aires, Argentina1 - Monument to the Carta Magna
2 - Plaza del Congreso
3 - Plaza de Mayo
4 - Plaza de Mayo – Another View
5 - Del Rosedal
6 - Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina
7 - Plaza Moreno
Buenos Aires, ArgentinaBefore European settlement, Argentina was home to indigenous people who lived in small villages and hunted and grew crops for their food. Spanish incursions into Argentina began in the 1500s, and in time, the Spanish established several large towns. Buenos Aires which was founded in 1580. By then, most of the country had come under Spanish rule. On May 25, 1810, Argentina gained its independence from Spain, and the day became known as the May Revolution. This event was so important to the Argentine people that it is remembered in monuments across the country. In this Expedition, we’ll visit several of Buenos Aires’s plazas and the historic buildings that surround them.
Career Expedition: Archaeologist, Adam J. Aja1 - An Archaeologist at the “Office”
2 - Early Riser
3 - Directing Archaeological Fieldwork
4 - Difficult Workplaces
5 - Say “Cheese”!
6 - Spreading the News
7 - House Cleaning
8 - Study and Discussion at Headquarters
9 - After a Hard Day’s Work, More Hard Work!
IsraelA day in the life of a Near Eastern Archaeologist excavating a cemetery site. Come tour an archaeological excavation on the coast of Israel with Dr. Adam Aja, Assistant Director of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon. Adam leads a team of specialists and students to excavate a cemetery near an ancient port city of the Philistines. Learn about the tools of the trade and witness discoveries as Adam and his team unearth 3000-year-old remains.
Career Expedition: Lorenzo McLellan, Teacher and Teach First Ambassador1 - Background and preparation
2 - A typical day
3 - Ups and downs
4 - Career Culture
5 - Career trajectory
6 - The Next Generation
United KingdomA day in the life of a primary school teacher in West London. The teacher works for the charity Teach First, which offers a two-year Leadership Development Programme for graduates to teach in schools in low income communities.
Churches Old and New1 - Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, Milan, Italy
2 - The Hagia Sophia Cathedral, Istanbul, Turkey
3 - Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain
4 - Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
5 - Westminster Abbey, in London, England
6 - St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
7 - La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Various LocationsA church is a building where Christians gather to worship. As with any house of worship, a church is itself an expression of faith. Both inside and outside a church, the images in stained glass windows, mosaics, paintings, and sculptures portray stories and lessons that are important to the faithful. And the architecture of the building, too, reflects the faith. For example, churches are often oriented toward the east, where the sun rises. The rising sun reminds Christians of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the original leader of the Christian faith.
Code-breakers: Secret War1 - A Tranquil Place
2 - Walking Towards Hut 3
3 - Working Your Shift
4 - The Codebreakers
5 - The Enigma Machine
6 - The Bombe Machine
7 - Ultra
Buckinghamshire, UKIt’s 1940 and the Second World War is raging throughout London. You travel 50 miles north-west into the countryside and arrive at Bletchley Park, a beautiful manor house. You have no idea why you’re there. You’ll soon discover that the Nazis have created a secret communication system called the enigma code cipher that has made them almost unstoppable. You will soon become part of a beyond top-secret team that will try and crack the code, helping to win the war.
Emergence of Animals, Nilpena, South Australia1 - Nilpena Sandstone Surface (T3)
2 - Parv Fossil Bed
3 - Dickinsonia Fossil Bed T4
4 - South Australia Museum Gallery
5 - Nilpena Community Reconstruction
AustraliaDeep in the hills of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, mysterious fossils of organisms called Ediacarans appear in the rock record. These fossils are the remains of some of the first complex animals that evolved on Earth. They lived in ancient oceans around the world for about 40 million years, then just before the Cambrian Explosion they universally disappear. You will visit a secret site, called Nilpena, where some of the best Ediacaran fossils have been found.
Europe in Three Dimensions—and More1 - Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford, Ireland
2 - Resurrected Shapes in Roman Pompeii
3 - Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque [Circles, hemispheres (domes), cylinders)
4 - Muralla de Avila—Medieval walls of Ávila, Spain
5 - Matthias Church, Budapest.
6 - Google Arts & Culture, Chateau d’Ussé
7 - Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
8 - Shapes on the London Skyline
Various Locations in EuropeYou’ve been playing with 3-dimensional shapes, such as blocks and balls, since you were little. Architects and builders work with the same shapes to create huts, houses, castles, cathedrals, and palaces. On this Expedition through Europe, we’ll be looking for 3-dimensional shapes in structures old and new. We’ll also be travelling back in time and across space, which will add even more dimensions to our learning.
Europe in Two Dimensions1 - A Big Circle in London
2 - A Big Square in Paris
3 - Triangles and Pyramids in Paris
4 - Giant Trapezoids in France
5 - Roman Shapes in Spain
6 - Circles in San Lorenzo
7 - A House of Rectangles
8 - Durham Cathedral: Shapes for Worship
Various Locations in EuropeOn this Expedition, we’ll tour Europe with an unusual purpose in mind: we’ll be looking for 2-dimensional, or flat, shapes—shapes that have length and breadth but no depth. Of course, Europe, like all the other places on Earth, actually exists in 3 dimensions. But on this tour, we’ll focus on flat surfaces. Get ready to become a geometric tourist!
Exothermic Reactions1 - Combustion Reactions
2 - Heat Generation
3 - Energy Source
4 - Rocket Engines
5 - Checmical Explosions
6 - TNT
7 - Fireworks
8 - Thermite Reaction
9 - Neutralization
N/AAn exothermic reaction is a reaction that generates heat. Heat is essential for us in so many ways, and because of this, so are exothermic reactions. A classic example of this are combustion reactions.
Explore Switzerland with Google1 - Matterhorn
2 - Library at the Abbey of Saint Gall
3 - Grandson Castle (Château de Grandson)
4 - CERN - The European Organization for Nuclear Research
5 - Lago Bianco
6 - The Rheinschwimmen - Swimming in the Rhine
7 - Europaallee
SwitzerlandWith its four official languages – Swiss German, French, Italian, and Romansch – Switzerland offers its visitors a variety of landscapes, activities, cuisines and cultures. Now you can discover the best of Switzerland with Google.
Gothic Treasures in England1 - Canterbury Cathedral, exterior
2 - Canterbury Cathedral interior
3 - Durham Cathedral, Durham, England, late 11th - early 12th century
4 - Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire, England, begun 13th century
5 - Ely Cathedral, 11th - 14th century
6 - York Minster, Yorkshire 13th-15th centuries
7 - Southwark Cathedral, London, c. 1220 - 1420, rebuilt in 1890
8 - Winchester Palace, London, 12th century
9 - Lincoln Cathedral
EnglandVisit the great Gothic churches and monasteries of England, dating back nearly one thousand years, to the time of William the Conqueror through to the 15th century.
Gothic Treasures of France1 - Gothic Treasures of France
2 - West facade, Chartres Cathedral, c. 1145-55
3 - South transept, Chartres Cathedral, c. 1220
4 - East end, Beauvais Cathedral, begun 1225
5 - Mont St. Michel, 11th-16th centuries
6 - Reims Cathedral, 13th century
7 - Jamb sculptures on the west facade, Reims Cathedral
FranceThe Gothic style dominated architecture for centuries. Parts of the Basilica of Saint Denis (the traditional burial site of the French monarchs), are considered the first examples this new style. Abbot Suger, head of the church in the early 1100s, began rebuilding the earlier church that was here, and introduced features that would become standard in Gothic architecture. For Suger it was critical to open the walls to windows, since for him, light was as an expression of the divine.
Guilin, China1 -The Mountains of Guilin Forest
2 -Karst Topography
3 -The Li River (Lijiang)
4 -Yangshuo Old Town
5 -The Pagodas of Guilin
Guilin, ChinaIn southern China lies a wild region of bizarre, steep-sided mountains. They rise in a rumpled landscape all around the historic cities of Guilin and Yangshuo. The mountains inspired artists throughout Chinese history, and today they draw tourists and adventurers from around the world.
Habitats1 - Rainforest
2 - Temperate Forest
3 - Grassland
4 - Wetland
5 - Desert
6 - Ocean
7 - The Urban Environment
Various LocationsA habitat is where a living thing spends it time. The habitat provides the organism with what it needs to survive. A habitat can be small, like a rotting log, or large, like the Sahara Desert. Your body is a habitat for many organisms. Scientists have identified numerous distinct habitats, and examples of each one can be found in different places around the globe. A habitat is defined by climate and weather and the kind of plant life it supports, among many other things. Join this Expedition to explore a variety of natural habitats—and one that isn’t so natural.
High Points of Europe: A Tour of Towers1 - Two Thousand Years of Light
2 - A World-Famous Mistake
3 - Towering Symbols of Polish Pride
4 - A Symbol of Irish History
5 - A Tower Fit for a Queen
6 - A Revolutionary Tower in Paris
7 - A Transmission Tower in Zizkov
Various LocationsTowers are literally high points of architecture, and their history reinforces their importance. Towers have provided high places to watch for the enemy, welcome and warn incoming ships, ring bells, and, in modern times, transmit electrical signals. In this Expedition, we’ll tour some of the best-known towers of Europe to explore their architecture and history. We’ll also learn about the places the towers were built to enhance and protect.
Historic Places: A Brief History of the UK1 - Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis
2 - Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
3 - Housesteads Roman Fort and Hadrian’s Wall
4 - Roman Baths, Bath (Somerset, U.K.)
5 - Lindisfarne Priory
6 - Bath Abbey
7 - The Palace of Westminster, London
8 - Robert Smirke, The British Museum, 1823-57
9 - Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, The Hoover Factory, 1931-35
10 - Norman Foster, Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, British Museum
Various LocationsAround 5000 years ago, during the Neolithic period, the people on this island off the west coast of Scotland erected these stones. This was long before written language, so we will never be sure what kinds of rituals took place here for more than a thousand years, though some have speculated that the arrangements of the stones has something to do with the cycles of the moon. The term for a large stone within a monument like this is “megalith.”
Hong Kong1 - Central Hong Kong
2 - Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour
3 - Kowloon
4 - Convention Center and Causeway Bay
5 - Stonecutter’s Bridge
6 - West Kowloon
7 - Victoria Peak
Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong is one of the biggest, busiest, most ambitious cities in the world. It started as a relatively sleepy collection of villages among the harbors and islands of the Pearl River Delta on the South China Sea. However, in the 19th and 20th centuries, global politics made Hong Kong one of the biggest trading ports in the world. Today, Hong Kong is a center of commerce between Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Despite its huge population density, it also has one of the highest standards of living on Earth. Hong Kong continues to change along with the globalism of the 21st century.
Hydrosphere1 - What Is the Hydrosphere?
2 - Clouds and Precipitation
3 - Oceans and Seas
4 - Lakes
5 - Rivers and Underground Water
6 - Groundwater
7 - Humans and the Hydrosphere
N/AThe word hydrosphere comes from the Greek words for “water” and “ball.” It is the term used to talk about all of the water on our planet Earth.
Immigration and Cities1 - Statue of Liberty
2 - Ellis Island
3 - The Registry Room
4 - The Hearing Room
5 - Ethnic Neighborhoods
6 - Tenement Housing
7 - Inside a Tenement
8 - Working in Tenements
9 - Skyscrapers
10 - Urban Planning
Various LocationsIn the late 1800s and early 1900s, a new wave of immigrants arrived in the United States and settled in America’s rapidly growing and changing cities to live and work. Millions of immigrants arrived by sea and landed at Ellis Island, an immigration processing center in New York City. As they sailed into New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was one of the first things these immigrants saw in the United States. The colossal statue is a powerful symbol of freedom and liberty.
Industry in the Victorian Era: Letterpress Printing1 - Smail’s Shop
2 - Smail’s Office
3 - The Paperstore at Smail’s
4 - Caseroom at Smail’s
5 - Machine Room at Smail’s
ScotlandRobert Smail’s Printing Works on the High Street in Innerleithen, Scotland, was founded in 1866 and passed through three generations of the Smail family before coming into the care of the National Trust for Scotland in 1986. The Printing Works never embraced new technology and remains a working example of a Victorian era letterpress print shop. Smail’s continues to use moveable type and belt-driven machinery to produce many kinds of stationery and typographical artwork. On this Expedition, we’ll lead you through each room of the Printing Works and explore the processes and interactions that were a daily part of this Victorian industry, from meeting and greeting customers to setting type and printing customers’ jobs.
Istanbul, Turkey1 - The Old City/Sultanahmet Squar
2 - Outside the Hagia Sophia
3 - Inside the Hagia Sophia
4 - Galata and Galata Tower
5 - Tokapi Palace
6 - Suleymanyie Mosque
7 - Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque
8 - Blue Mosque Interior
9 - Taksim Square
10 - Bosporus Bridge
Istanbul, TurkeyPerhaps no city on Earth showcases more Western history than Istanbul. Stretching across the Bosporus, the narrow channel that divides Europe and Asia, Istanbul has been a trade crossroads, a military strongpoint, a religious melting pot, and a seat of empires for thousands of years. During Greek times, it was known as Byzantium. The Roman empire claimed it until 395, when the empire split in two and the emperor Constantine declared it his eastern capital, renaming it Constantinople. The eastern Roman, or Byzantine, empire lasted until 1453. Then, Muslim Ottomans captured the city and made it the capital of a rich empire that lasted until 1923, when Turks formed the modern republic. The city’s architecture reflects its history as a place of wealth, culture, learning, and constant change.
Medieval Ruins in Britain and France1 - Rievaulx Abbey, founded 1132
2 - Fountains Abbey, near Rippon, England
3 - Church, Fountains Abbey
4 - Tintern Abbey, 12th-16th centuries
5 - Goodrich Castle, 12-13th century
6 - Chinon Castle, Loire Valley, 10th-13th centuries
7 - Loches Castle, 9th-15th centuries
8 - Château de Montségur, 13th-18th century
France and BritainDiscover the poetic and picturesque medieval ruins of France and Britain.
Memorials in England, France, and Germany1 - Place de la Concorde, France
2 - Waterloo
3 - Buxton Memorial Fountain
4 - Verdun, France
5 - The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London
6 - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
7 - “Omaha Beach,” Normandy, France
8 - Monument to the Women of World War II
Various LocationsThis brief review of the often quiet architecture of heroism, brutality, and loss sometimes mark actual places of conflict but each each attempts to preserve individual and collective memory.
Mexico City, Mexico1 - Castillo de Chapultepec
2 - Alameda Central
3 - Catedral Metropolitana
4 - Monumento a la Revolución
5 - Plaza Mariana
6 - Estadio Azteca
7 - Estadio Azul
Mexico City, MexicoMexico City, located in the Valley of Mexico at the center of the country, is the economic, historic, and cultural heart of the nation. The city was founded in 1521 and won its independence in 1821, but that’s not all there is to the city’s history. Prior to Spanish colonialization in the early 16th century, several ancient cultures, including the Aztecs, thrived in the area. Today, ancient ruins can be found side by side with colonial and modern-day structures. In this Expedition, we’ll explore some of the sites in Mexico’s capital city that best reflect the city’s art, culture, history, and architecture.
Miami's Cuban Americans: A Changing Demographic1 - Downtown Miami
2 - Little Havana
3 - Calle Ocho
4 - Cuban Cuisine
5 - Stumping in Florida
6 - Multicultural Miami
Miami, FloridaThe antipathy toward Fidel Castro and his nearly 50-year hold on power in Cuba has cooled in South Florida over time. What a contrast from years past, when sentiments toward Castro and his brother Raul dominated politics in the region’s exile community. But as a younger generation comes of voting age and the hardliners soften their stance on Washington’s relations with Havana, the community is experiencing dramatic changes that are reshaping South Florida and its political and cultural life. Perhaps the biggest sign of things to come: Castro’s death, at 90, on Nov. 25, which was met with a mix of joy and sorrow.
Microprocessors1 - Microprocessor Introduction
2 - History of Microprocessors
3 - Applications of Microprocessors
4 - Making of a Microprocessor
5 - Transistors
6 - Future of Microprocessors
Microprocessors are the marvels of modern technology. They are the brains behind many everyday things including computers, cell phones, video game consoles, cars, and even microwaves. In a little over 50 years, the speed and complexity of the microprocessor have increased billions of times.
Music Hall Stars at Wilton’s1 - Graces Alley
2 - John Wilton Welcomes You
3 - Champagne Charlie, Music Hall Star
4 - Annie Adams and the Old Mahogany Bar
5 - Ellen Wilton, a Perfect Lady
6 - Sam Collins at the Cocktail Bar
7 - Madame Senyah’s Leap for Life
8 - Wilton’s Stage
London, EnglandWilton’s Music Hall is the earliest surviving grand Victorian music hall. Situated in London’s East End and close to the London Docks and the Tower of London, it was one of the city’s greatest entertainment venues. In its day, it was said that in the ports of San Francisco Wilton’s was more famous than St Paul’s Cathedral. Music hall is a form of variety performance popular in Britain from around 1850. An evening of music hall might include singing, dancing, comedy, circus and novelty acts. Wilton’s hosted some of the biggest names in music hall history, including the dashing Champagne Charlie. After decades of neglect, this iconic venue has reopened. In this Expedition, you’ll explore Wilton’s Music Hall and hear about some of the stars of the stage.
New York City – Skyscrapers, Museums, and Green Spaces1 - Battery Park
2 - Middle-upper Manhattan Island
3 - Upper East and West Sides
4 - Along and Across the East River
5 - Dusk in the City
New York, New YorkNew York City is known as “the city that never sleeps”, and with over 8 million residents and over 40 million visitors a year, it’s easy to understand how this bustling city got its nickname. At first glance, visitors can’t help but notice the city’s skyscrapers, each housing businesses, restaurants, shops, or residences. But there’s more to New York City than tall buildings. It’s also a city of culture, art, and recreation. Nestled among the city’s skyscrapers are over 80 museums. Look more closely in spring and summer, and you’ll see many areas of green—parks where people can relax, exercise, or catch an outdoor performance. On this Expedition, you’ll explore some of the city’s most iconic skyscrapers, museums, and parks.
Paris, France1 - Notre Dame and Île de la Cité
2 - Tuileries Garden and the Louvre
3 - Eiffel Tower and the Seine
4 - Champs-Élysées
5 - Arc de Triomphe
6 - Sacré-Cœur Basilica
7 - Les Invalides
8 - La Défense
Paris, FranceParis, France is known as the “city of light.” It is the subject of countless paintings, novels, poems, and films, and its architecture, museums, and monuments draw visitors from around the world. Paris’s history is only one part of its appeal. It remains a vital center of visual art, fashion, cuisine, and learning. And as the capital of France and the largest city in the European Union, Paris is also a seat of financial and political power. Many people believe the city of Paris demonstrates the height of Western European culture.
Porto Maravilha: The Redevelopment of Rio’s Historic Port District1 - Port district
2 - Museum Entrance
3 - Museum of Tomorrow
4 - Praca Maua (hashtag) Maua Square
5 - Mauá Square (Praca Maua)
6 - Light Rail and mural
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil“Porto Maravilha,” or “Marvelous Port,” is the home of a $2.5 billion redevelopment project in Rio de Janeiro’s historic port district that many hope will join the city’s most popular tourist destinations, such as Sugarloaf mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue. But just as there are plenty of people who welcome the new project, there are others who fear displacement. Explore the pros and cons of urban planning and gentrification as seen through the lens of this ambitious redevelopment project.
Quiahuiztlan1 - Central Plaza
2- Main Plaza
3- Lookout
4 - Lower Plaza
5 - Ball Court
Quiahuiztlan, MexicoYou have arrived at Quiahuiztlan on Mexico’s gulf coast. This ancient city of the Totonac people was a key site for controlling trade in ancient Mesoamerica. Like many cities in the area, Quiahuiztlan fell under the control of the Aztec empire in the 15th century. Its people paid taxes or tributes to the Aztecs, and were often ordered to serve as their soldiers. However, when Spanish explorers landed at nearby Veracruz, the tables turned. The Totonac people allied with the Spanish against the Aztec, throwing off their former rulers. Today, the city is a well-preserved but little-known and seldom visited archaeological site that helps us understand both Totonac and Aztec culture.
Reviving the Past: buildings that borrow from history1 - Freemasons' Hall, Boston, Lincolnshire
2 - The Church of La Madeleine
3 - Cathedral Church of Westminster
4 - Wilton Church
5 - All Saints Church
6 - New Synagogue, 1866
7 - Oxford Town Hall
Various LocationsArchitecture in the 19th century commonly borrowed architectural styles from history and then reinterpreted those forms for modern use.
Richard III Visitor Centre1 - Richard’s Throne
2 - War Of The Roses
3 - Richard As King
4 - Battle of Bosworth Field and The Tudors
5 - Richard III In Pop Culture and The Dig
6 - Discovery Site and Memorial
7 - Richard III Science of Rediscovery
Leicester, EnglandWalk the corridors of one of the UK’s most unique sites – a place where one of the greatest mysteries in history unravelled and a discovery was made that rocked the world. Discover the cutting-edge Richard III Visitor’s Centre.
Robin Hood1 - Meet Robin Hood
2 - The Sheriff of Nottingham
3 - Robin Breaks into Nottingham Castle
4 - The Sheriff of Nottingham Discovers Robin
5 - Medieval Cooking
6 - Medieval Blacksmith
7 - Henchmen vs Merry Men
8 - Robin Hood is Victorious
9 - Robin and Richard the Lionheart
England, UKRobin Hood was a famous crusader for justice who lived in medieval Nottinghamshire, England. Nobody knows for sure if he existed, but it seems that he might have done! The legend is set in the period of the third crusade, around AD 1190, during which time Richard I was fighting. His brother, “Bad” Prince John, named because of his cruel and self-motivated ways, oppressed the people of England. Robin fought against this oppression by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
Shanghai, China1 - The Bund and Old Shanghai
2 - The Towers of Lujiauzui
3 - Nanpu Bridge Interchange
4 - Expo Center
5 - Zujiajiao River Town
6 - Qiandao Lake/1,000 Islands
Shanghai, ChinaShanghai, China is both ancient and modern. Its history spans over a thousand years. By 2014, it was the most populous city on Earth. Built on the mouth of the Yangtze River, which links China’s vast interior to the sea, Shanghai is an international center for trade, finance, and tourism, and a symbol of China’s rapid modernization. Shanghai is both towering and sprawling, and its cityscapes showcase its history as both a center of Chinese tradition and a hub of international trade.
Skyscrapers of Europe1 - London, England: The Shard
2 - Malmo, Sweden: Turning Torso
3 - Paris, France: La Défense
4 - Warsaw, Poland: The Palace of Culture and Science
5 - Moscow, Russia: Moscow City
6 - Frankfurt, Germany: Commerzbank Tower
Various Locations in EuropeSkyscrapers are amazing feats of architecture and engineering. They have been dazzling us since the 1880s when the first very tall, multi-storied buildings were erected in the United States. Since then, skyscrapers have pierced cityscapes around the world. European architects have contributed to this movement, designing buildings taller, grander, and more innovative than ever before. In this Expedition, we’ll travel around Europe to stare up at some of these glass, concrete and metal giants.
Tajin1 - The Arroyo Group
2 - Ball Courts
3 - South Ball Court
4 - Temples in the El Tajin Grande
5 - Top of Building 3
6 - Pyramid of the Niches
7 - El Tajin Chico
Tajin, MexicoYou have arrived at El Tajín, the capital of the Totonac people during the classical era—the time before European arrival in the Americas—in Mesoamerica and one of the most important cities of its time. The site lies on the Gulf Coast of central Mexico. In its heyday, it sat at a strategic spot on or near multiple trade routes. The city was probably founded around the year 800 and thrived until the 1200s, lasting long after several other Mesoamerican cities of the same era had declined. The abandoned city was lost to the jungle until a Mexican official named Diego Ruiz stumbled upon its most spectacular ruin, the Pyramid of the Niches.
Teotihuacan Part 11 - The Moon Plaza
2 - Pyramid of the Moon
3 - The Palace of Quetzalpapalotl
4 - Beeath the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl
5 - Calzada de los Muertos
6 - The Pyramid of the Sun
Teotihuacan, MexicoTeotihuacan, 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Mexico City, flourished as one of the largest ancient American cities from the 1st to the 7th centuries A.D. In its time, it was the most important cultural, religious, and trading center of Mesoamerica. Preceding the rise of the Aztecs by more than 1,000 years, the Teotihuacan civilization was a melting pot of Maya, Miztec, and Zapotec peoples. It exerted great cultural influence throughout central Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, and as far south as modern-day Guatemala. In around 650 A.D., an unknown event brought an end to the civilization at Teotihuacan. Excavation of the city’s ruins began in 1884 and continues today. Join this Expedition to explore pyramids and temples that archaeologists believe to be the finest examples of their kind.
Teotihuacan Part 21 - Atop the Pyramid of the Sun
2 - Sunken Plazas
3 - Archeological Complex
4 - Archelogical Well
5 - The Citadel
6 - Quetzalcoatl
Teotihuacan, MexicoTeotihuacan, 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Mexico City, flourished as one of the largest ancient American cities from the 1st to the 7th centuries A.D. In its time, it was the most important cultural, religious, and trading center of Mesoamerica. Preceding the rise of the Aztecs by more than 1,000 years, the Teotihuacan civilization was a melting pot of Maya, Miztec, and Zapotec peoples. It exerted great cultural influence throughout central Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, and as far south as modern-day Guatemala. In around 650 A.D., an unknown event brought an end to the civilization at Teotihuacan. Excavation of the city’s ruins began in 1884 and continues today. Join this Expedition to explore pyramids and temples that archaeologists believe to be the finest examples of their kind.
Thailand's Endangered Elephants1 - A Historic Role
2 - Elephants as Entertainment
3 - Fragile Calves
4 - Elephant Products for Sale
5 - Finding Sactuary
6 - Aid Station
7 - Healthy Appetites
8 - Water is Life
9 - Tourism
ThailandElephants have long been held up as national icons in Thailand, playing an integral part in the country’s history. Kings here once rode them into battle, and the pachyderms once thrived in Thailand’s lush forests. Today, their survival is under threat. Elephant populations have dropped precipitously, from an estimated 100,000 a century ago to as few as 4,000. These threats stem from loss of habitat to a demand for ivory. This expedition explores how Thailand’s pachyderms survive.
The Declaration of Independance1 - Independence Hall
2 - Assembly Room
3 - Independence Square
4 - Liberty Bell
5 - The Founding Documents
Various Locations
The Elbphilharmonie Organ1 - Mobile Console
2 - Mechanical Console
3 - Hidden Entrance
4 - The Solo
5 - The Swell
6 - The Great
7 - The Pedal Division
8 - The Windchest
Hamburg, GermanyWelcome to the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. The concert hall in Hamburg is situated on the river Elbe between the harbour and city centre. Today we would like to take you on a tour of the large concert organ in the Grand Hall of the Elbphilharmonie. The organ has nearly 5,000 pipes, some of which can be touched. Spanning 15 metres in height and breadth it is spread over 3 tiers behind the seating so that the audience is very close to the music.
The Home of Miss Agnes Toward: Exploring a Tenement House1 - The Lobby
2 - The Bedroom
3 - The Parlour
4 - The Kitchen
5 - The Bathroom
Glasgow, ScotlandIn this Expedition, we’ll explore a middle-class Glasgow tenement house built in 1892. Located at 145 Buccleuch Street, the house was the home of shorthand typist MissAgnes Toward from 1911 until 1965. Miss Toward changed very little about the house during her time here, and it retains many of its original fixtures and fittings. It’s full of her possessions, including a rosewood and walnut piano, a writing bureau from 1750 and many ordinary household objects of the time such as a carpet sweeper, cleaning products and medicine bottles. Miss Toward also kept many things that most people would have thrown away, for example, recipes, postcards, letters, newspapers and even a pot of homemade plum jam from 1929! Today, the house is preserved for the public by the National Trust for Scotland.
The Industrial Age1 - Carrie Furnaces
2 - Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7
3 - Steelmaking Capitol of the World
4 - Stationary Car Dumper
5 - The Cast House
6 - Torpedo Car
7 - Carrie Furnaces Today
Various LocationsWelcome to the Carrie Furnaces in Swissvale, Pennsylvania! This is a great place to learn about the Second Industrial Revolution, a period of technological advances in the iron and steel industry that led to huge growth in U.S. manufacturing. The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1884 and operated continuously until 1982. Industrialist Andrew Carnegie bought the furnaces in 1898 and operated them as part of his Homestead Steel Works plant, located just on the other side of the Monongahela River. The Carrie Furnaces produced iron, which was processed into steel.
The Modern City1 - City of Lights, Paris
2 - Saint Pancras International, London
3 - Eiffel Tower
4 - Weissenhofseidlung, Stuttgart
5 - Le Corbusier’s Unité d'habitation, Marseille
6 - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
7 - 30 St Mary Axe, London
8 - DZ Bank and the Holocaust Monument, Berlin
9 - Aldo Rossi’s Quarter Schützenstraße, Berlin
Europe (Paris, London, Berlin)Skyscrapers, public spaces, apartment houses—learn how Paris, London, and Berlin became modern through architecture, transport, new materials and eng
Time Jump: Beyond Domesday1 - 9th Century Life of Battle
2 - Torturer for Hire
3 - 1066
4 - Mister Potter
5 - Lords of Burgundy
6 - 15th Century Pikemen in the Wars of the Roses
England, UKGrab your virtual reality viewer and time jump across history. Discover Medieval Britain: its Viking attacks; its torturers; the battle that killed Richard III and changed history. You’ll discover what it was really like to live in one of the most violent and darkest ages we’ve ever known!
Tolbachik Volcano1 - Tolbachik Volcano
2 - Elements in an Eruption
3 - Lava
4 - Reshaping The Land
5 - Why Tolbachik Erupts
RussiaRussia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, which faces Alaska across the Bering Sea, contains a belt of around 160 volcanoes. At least 29 of them are active. In this Expedition, you’ll get a close-up look at Tolbachik, one of those active volcanoes, and learn about why this region has so many volcanoes.
Travelling in Time: London Transport Museum Depot1 - Going Back in Time
2 - From the Steam Age
3 - Inside Carriage No. 353
4 - Famous London Buses
5 - Form and Function in Harmony
6 - Underground Controller
7 - Iconic Design
London, EnglandFor most people there are only 2 weekends a year when they can explore this wonderful place, but now you can take a virtual peek behind the veil of secrecy at some of its 320,000 items. Discover electromechanical ghosts from the past – treasures like locomotives, buses, Victorian carriages, signs, lights, furniture, even Cold War-era control panels, carefully preserved like they’ve just dropped through a time warp.
Victoria Falls1 - The Falls in Flood
2 - The Zambezi's Dry Season
3 - A Complex African History
4 - A Unique Geology
5 - Parks and Preservations
6 - Extreme Tourism
ZambiaThe Zambezi River meanders gently across a flat plateau. The slow-moving water supports green forests amid the scrubland and attracts Africa’s legendary wildlife. But up ahead rises a column of steam, looking like the thin smoke from a campfire. As the river drifts closer, the thread grows into a sheet, and a pounding roar rises from the earth. Out of nowhere, the river plunges over 100 meters (300 feet), disappearing into a narrow gorge like a knife slash in the earth. This is Victoria Falls, considered the largest waterfall in the world.
Vikings: Way Of The Warrior1 - Story Around the Fire
2 - Offerings to Odin's Shrine
3 - Preparing the Feast
4 - Hunting
5 - Training Freemen
6 - Swearing Fealty
7 - A Trader Sells His Wares
8 - Lords Meet to Discuss Joint Raids
9 - Going Viking!
Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton ParkWelcome to Jorforsby (pronounced Yor-fors-bee). It is AD 910 and you have been invited to visit Jorfor’s incredible Viking mead hall. Jorfor is the leader’s name, which means wild boar, and “by” is the word for a Norse-Danish village or settlement. That’s why they call this place Jorforsby. Any place in England whose name ends in “-by” probably has Viking origins. This village is built close to the great Viking city of Jorvik, known today as York.
What Happens to Your Trash and Recyclables1 - Staten Island Transfer Station
2 - Staten Island Transfer station - Transporting the Trash
3 - Sims Recycling Center
4 - Sims Recycling Center Processing Facility
5 - Bale Storage Building
6 - Lower East Side Ecology Center
7 - ReUse Room
N/AMaybe it’s your job to take out the trash and the recycling. Or maybe you just see the sanitation workers throwing the trash bags or the recyclable glass and plastic and paper onto trucks and hauling it all away. Have you ever wondered what happens to the stuff you discard after it leaves the curb outside your house? In this Expedition, we’ll follow your trash and recyclables to important way stations on their way to landfills or reuse in someone else’s hands.
Immigration and Cities1 - Statue of Liberty
2 - Ellis Island
3 - The Registry Room
4 - The Hearing Room
5 - Ethnic Neighborhoods
6 - Tenement Housing
7 - Inside a Tenement
8 - Working in Tenements
9 - Skyscrapers
10 - Urban Planning
Various Locations, USAIn the late 1800s and early 1900s, a new wave of immigrants arrived in the United States and settled in America’s rapidly growing and changing cities to live and work. Millions of immigrants arrived by sea and landed at Ellis Island, an immigration processing center in New York City. As they sailed into New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was one of the first things these immigrants saw in the United States. The colossal statue is a powerful symbol of freedom and liberty.
Bridges of Great Britain1 - Tarr Steps, Somerset, England (Clapper Bridge)
2 - Iron Bridge, Telford, England (Arch Bridge)
3 - Hengoed Viaduct, Hengoed, Wales (Arched Viaduct)
4 - Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee, Scotland (Truss Bridge)
5 - Forth Bridge, Fife, Scotland (Cantilever Bridge)
6 - Tower Bridge, London, England (Bascule Bridge)
7 - Friarton Bridge, Perthshire, Scotland (Beam Bridge)
8 - Humber Bridge, Hull, England (Suspension Bridge)
9 - Second Severn Crossing, England, Wales (Cable-stayed Bridge)
Various Locations, U.K.