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Friday, August 21, 2009

A Narrated Google Earth Tour of Afghanistan

If you teach world studies or current events, chances are good that somewhere in your curriculum your students will study topics related to Afghanistan. The CBC has created an excellent narrated tour of Afghanistan. You can view the tour using the Google Earth browser plug-in. In the tour viewers will learn a little bit about the history of Afghanistan and receive an overview of events in Afghanistan since 2001. The tour is six minutes in length.

Thanks to the Google Earth Blog for the link to the CBC feature.

Applications for Education
This narrated tour of Afghanistan could be an excellent introduction to a study of Afghanistan. The tour might also be used as a review of a lesson. This tour might also be useful as the model for students to use in creating their own Google Earth tours.

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