"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." — Mark Twain
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What are Google Lit Trips?
Google Lit Trips are award winning virtual Literary field Trips where students become virtual traveling companions traveling right alongside characters in stories commonly taught in grades K-12. As students move through the story, Google Lit Trips supplement the learning experience as story locations are mapped on Google Earth, "just in time" resources "3-Dimensionalize" geographical, historical, and cultural influences the characters' experience, with relevant media, thought-provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about "real world" references in that portion of the story. We like to refer to them as "Virtual Reader Ride-alongs."
Google Lit Trips is an internationally-acclaimed educational technology project, recognized by prestigious organizations such as: The Tech Museum of Innovation Laureate Awards; The Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education; Public Radio International; American Library Association; School Library Journal; International Society for Technology and Education; National Council of Teachers of English; Teacher Librarian, the Journal for School Library Professionals and many others. Google Lit Trips have cited Google Lit Trips in more than 130 scholarly publications.
Recent Google Lit Trips Updates
|The Crucible is a study in the mass hysteria which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, concentrating on the fate of some of the key figures caught up in the persecution. It powerfully depicts people and principles under pressure and the issues and motivations involved.
It powerfully depicts people and principles under pressure and the issues and motivations involved. At the same time, it is also a parable for the events of the McCarthy era in the USA of the 1950s when anyone suspected of left-wing views was arraigned for 'Un-American Activities.'