Google earth has been around for a long time. However, last month they added a really net new feature (you could do it before, by using TourBuilder and importing a file into google earth). They add what they are calling projects.
I first read about projects on twitter. Within two days, Ms. Love (student teacher and I) had redone our plans, tested the software and turned the kids loss. They were to asked to identify 9 places that have led to the creations of our democracy and to explain American representative democracy. We were amazed at what they created. They took us from the ancient world to our modern society--one student took us to Mt. Rushmore to explain the executive branch.
We picked two from the over 100 to share here. Parents have given me permission to share these video's, links and use the photo's of these outstanding projects. In the next few days, I will post a tutorial on how to use Google Earth Projects with your students.
WeVideo they made as extras for the project (these are in the tour, but you have to click blue links in text).
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