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.
shadowdragon: GRAND TOUR OVERLAY RELEASED!!! It is in the "Other Places" section of the forum!
Sept 11, 2020 21:23:29 GMT
shadowdragon: Grand Tour Overlay finished. I absolutely love this massive planetary overlay set! It's like they are actual fully functional globes from Google! Will upload in a few days.
Sept 10, 2020 1:32:26 GMT
shadowdragon: Grand Tour update:Added atmospheric cloud layers to Venus, Titan, Triton, and Pluto.
Jul 18, 2020 4:12:21 GMT
shadowdragon: Now have models of Huygens, NEAR, InSight, Lunokhod, Luna, Surveyor, Chang'e, Yutu, Vega, and Venera landers placed in the correct locations and of the correct size. All added without bloating the planets tour overlay to over 10 mb.
Jul 17, 2020 23:19:00 GMT
shadowdragon: Vega Probes and Balloons now have models.
Jul 16, 2020 3:36:01 GMT
shadowdragon: Found models for the Luna spacecraft and Lunokhod to place in the correct locations. Luna 23 also got a model (It's not included in the Google moon base layers)
Jul 14, 2020 2:03:34 GMT
syzygy: ... Also me would love to see those in real for myself! (;
Jul 13, 2020 20:45:48 GMT
Namen: I really want to visit them
Jul 13, 2020 14:34:51 GMT
Namen: Burial mounds with entryway: A first circle surrounds the mound under which the burial chamber is located; a second encircles the entire building. Only the men are buried there, lying on their side, their heads facing east, and they all have the same direc
Jul 13, 2020 14:33:53 GMT
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Jun 29, 2020 14:30:41 GMT
janikut: Hi to yall!! I love this style of forums and I'm amazed how much interesting stuff I find here when I'm bored. This site is amazing
Jun 29, 2020 14:03:48 GMT
shadowdragon: Ever wanted to view models of the space craft that landed on Venus on top of a color 16K mega resolution overlay? Coming soon with the Complete Grand Tour Overlay.
Jun 23, 2020 17:22:35 GMT
diane9247: Oh. I had no idea this was still here! Just stopping by, hello to all.
Jun 18, 2020 10:51:09 GMT