Are your students bored by reading? Want a different way to teach great literature? Visit Google Lit Trips at http://www.googlelittrips.org/ and explore a new way of teaching literature. According to the Web site, “Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place…and so much more!”
Explore lit trips for all ages:
- Google Lit Trips for Young Readers (Grades K-5): http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/K-5/K-5.html.
- Google Lit Trips for Middle Grades (Grades 6-8): http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/6-8/6-8.html.
- Google Lit Trips for High School (Grades 9-12): http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/9-12/9-12.html.
- Google Lit Trips for Higher Ed: http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Hi_Ed/Hi_Ed.html.
Besides being able to download the kmz files and follow the trips, you’ll find background information about the author of the book, the author of the lit trip and links to other resources related to the literature or to the theme of the book. You’ll find this a useful tool regardless of what grade level or content that you teach – they’re not just for high school English teachers!