The Bridges of Portland, Oregon

by  Banyan Global Learning

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Students travel to Bridge Town in Portland, Oregon to explore the history, purpose, and unique impact of various bridges on community and commerce along the mighty Willamette River. Participants see the city of Portland through a unique lens while also making global connections to the purposes of bridges around the world.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $300.00


one class period

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Economics/Business, Industrial Technology, Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Banyan Global Learning

Farmdale, NY
United States

Banyan Global Learning is a virtual education content provider with a global network of innovative educators. Our live virtual programs connect learners to undiscovered places, new people and fresh ideas

Our programs are taught LIVE and on location (time zone permitting) with TWO teachers — one driving the lesson progression and the other engaging from the field. These dynamic programs are unlike any educational program you have experienced. 

We have created a suite of virtual programs to reach all levels of learners in three main content areas: Social and Emotional Learning, Digital Citizenship, and Global Citizenship.

We love designing new programs, so if we don't currently have what you're looking for, just ask.

Banyan Global Learning believes in the power of live video to bridge cultural divides, expand empathetic thinking and prepare our students to navigate real life. We are mission-driven to create authentic connections that fulfill the needs of students and teachers alike.  

Robyn Bodin

Program Details


1. Students open the FTL study guide to follow along and participate throughout the trip.
2. Teacher and students explore the Portland are via-Google Earth.
3. For each bridge location, students will explore the purpose, population it serves, type and style of each bridge. Bridges include the Steel Bridge, Burnside Bridge, Hawthorne Bridge, and Tilikum Pedestrian Bridge.
4. As students explore each location, they complete questions and reflections on their study guide.


The participant will identify connections and interdependencies between global and local issues.

The participant can ask appropriate questions to check their understanding of concepts that have been explained.

The participant can use formulaic language to ask questions to invite people to clarify their reasoning.

The participant can leverage technology to engage in real-time with local and global culture.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RST.9 -- Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.