Monday, April 7, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Google Maps - Torch Relay

Google Maps has added an Olympic Torch Relay Map. For every city that the torch visits there is a pop-up window displaying a short summary of information about that city. The map is embedded below.


Applications for Education
The Olympic Torch Map provides a good stimulus for discussion about the relationship between politics and the Olympic Games. The Torch Map could be the basis for a research assignment about the various cities the Olympic Torch visits.