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New to Google Lit Trips? Here's How to Get Started

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Students as Explorers: Using Google Earth with Literature

Global Learning Image   Education Week's Article on Global Learning by guest blogger Jerome Burg

What is a Google Lit Trip?

Lit Trips are downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. Along the way, placemarks with pop-up windows contain "just in time" resources including relevant media, thought-provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about "real world" references in that portion of the story. Our focus is on creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students.

Watch the video on the left for a simulation of the experience.

What's New in the GLT Library?

2016 New Titles

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Until the Last Spike, the Journal of Sean Sullivan,
a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867 by William Durbin
The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Eugene O'Neill's Tao House by Jerome Burg

In the Works

"The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol
Stories from the Silk Road by Cherry Gilchrist

You can now offer suggestions for new Lit Trips on the Request a Lit Trip page.

2017 Updated Lit Trip Titles

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Introducing an Exciting New Concept for Literary Locations

Virtual Field Trip, Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site

We're taking our Literary Locations Lit Trip concept to a whole new level with the publication of our walking tour of Eugene O'Neill's Tao House in Danville, California. The tour is constructed from 43 constellation photographs taken throughout the home and around the property. What makes these images unique is that while "virtually standing" in any of the locations where the constellation images were captured, you can look in any direction.

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