BECAUSE LITERARY READING BRINGS WISDOM TO THE INFORMATION AGE
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." — Mark Twain
The Big Day is Here!
Introducing our New Premier Edition Google Lit Trips
Our 25 most popular Google Lit Trips now have
the following exciting new features:
A gorgeous new look.
Extensive enhancements to video and media viewing.
When we update titles, your existing access will automatically be updated.
Viewable on all platforms: Computers, Chromebooks, Tablets and Phones.
Google Earth's new creation tool makes it easy for educators and students to develop and submit their own Google Lit Trip projects for possible publication on the Google Lit Trips Website.
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Premier Edition Google Lit Trips
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, Number the Stars, White Jade Tiger
Grades 6-8 Titles: Walk Two Moons, A Long Walk to Water, Esperanza Rising, Fever 1793, My Brother Sam is Dead, 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 Catcher in the Rye, The Kite Runner, The Odyssey - A Mediterranean-Wide Interpretation
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.