BECAUSE LITERARY READING BRINGS WISDOM TO THE INFORMATION AGE
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." — Mark Twain
Honoring African American History Month
To honor African American History Month we are proud to provide two recently updated Google Lit Trips designed to increase awareness of the Civil Rights Movement.
Marching for Freedom tells the true story of how ordinary kids helped
change history as they organized the March from Selma Alabama to
Montgomery Alabama that eventually led to the signing of the Voters
Rights Act of 1965.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 takes a family on a journey from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama and back to Flint. While in Birmingham, the family finds itself intertwined in one of the most infamous events of the Civil Rights Movement.
Our 35 Most Popular Google Lit Trips have been upgraded to
extensively enhanced new Premier Edition Google Lit Trips
Our most recent additions appear in bold print below
Grades K-5 Titles: A Family Apart, A Small Dog's Big Life, A Walk in London, Abuela, Big Anthony: His Story, Bud, Not Buddy, Lost!, Make Way for Ducklings, The Armadillo from Amarillo, Paddle-to-the-Sea, Riding Freedom, Sam Patch Daredevil Jumper, Seaman: The Dog who Explored with Lewis and Clark, The Lamp the Ice and the Boat Named Fish, Number the Stars, White Jade Tiger
Grades 6-8 Titles: Hana's Suitcase, Marching for Freedom, Walk Two Moons, A Long Walk to Water, Esperanza Rising, Fever 1793, My Brother Sam is Dead, The Slave Dancer, The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963
Grades 9-12 Titles: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Flesh & Blood So Cheap, Frankenstein, Night, The Aeneid, The Catcher in the Rye, The Grapes of Wrath, The Kite Runner, The Odyssey - A Mediterranean-Wide Interpretation
VIEWING THE NEW GOOGLE LIT TRIP PREMIERE COLLECTION
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.