A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. As lovers of a great read, we might not necessarily subscribe to that sentiment, but as well as the more obvious related subjects such as Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Environment etc, Google Earth can be used to provide dynamic and interactive illustration for many other seemingly unrelated subjects, such a History and Literature. Subjects that involve a journey are particularly well-suited to the use of GE as a tool for illustration.
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
The attached file shows a journey in literature - in this case, the Joads' migration from Oklahoma to California. It shows not only the scale of their journey, but how, by the use of text, images and links in the placemarks one can add supplementary information at each stage along the road. Placemark text can also be used to encourage your students to draw conclusions and to test their understanding in an interesting and relatively painless manner.
This particular example was taken - fairly much at random - from Jerome Burg's excellent website Google Lit Trips. The files, if not directly compatible to your teaching style or needs, can easily be modified to incorporate your own teaching material, or used merely as a source from which to draw inspiration for your own creativity.
I should say at this point that the Google Earth Community have no affiliation with Mr Burg, other than as admirers of his work and his ethos in providing these outstanding aids to inspiration and understanding for free.
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT