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Take a virtual field trip to New York City to meet a man who raises homing pigeons. Learn about the way this lowly NYC bird has played a part in history. This resource is part of the MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids collection.


  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • K
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-06-22.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This podcast is part of the Meet Me at the Corner series. It is a virtual field trip to the coop of someone who keeps homing pigeons. A young girl interviews the man who has kept and trained pigeons for 50 years and we learn about what is involved in raising and racing the homing pigeon, as well as the importance of the pigeon in history. Using the “Download the Original File” to open the podcast makes for smooth, glitch-free viewing.

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