Help your students understand the stories they read at a whole new level with Google Lit Trips! The site states, “Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place… and so much more!”
Imagine teaching Make Way for Ducklings with a tool that enables your students to visually follow the journey of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard as they look for a safe home for their family. Using Google Earth, students can track the Mallard family as the travel from the Public Garden to Beacon Hill to the State House and more! When students click on each location on the Make Way for Ducklings Google Earth file, they can see real pictures and learn factual background information about every place in the story!
This is an incredible tool for helping students visualize and learn about the places they encounter in stories! To get started on your journey with Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and other characters from famous children’s novels:
- Download Google Earth (click here to download the program for free)
- Return to Google Lit Trips
- Click on one of the grade level links at the top of the page
- Find a Lit Trip that suits your fancy!
- Enjoy exploring!
Off to the Public Garden with the Mallards!
PS Thanks Kate Reavey (Peninsula College) for supplying the YouTube video above!