Applications for EducationIn their post announcing the publication of this file, Google offered some good suggestions for using Google Earth on President's Day. This is what they suggested:
- Explore the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and other historical monuments in 3D and have students explain how architecture is used to honor people, concepts and establishments
- View a 3D model of Valley Forge National Park in Google Earth
- View a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and map the areas where slavery ended, as well as the areas that were not initially covered by this executive order
- Discuss the famous painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze and use the ruler tool in Google Earth to measure the width of the Delaware River.