Thursday, February 11, 2010

Virtual Tour on the Trans Siberian Railway

Google and the Russian Railways have partnered to create a virtual tour on the Trans Siberian Railway. The tour has a dedicated page on which you can explore the Trans Siberian Railway by clicking placemarks on a Google Map or by selecting place names from a list. Either way, clicking on a place name will advance a video shot from the railroad cars. The tour page also includes recordings of sounds, music, and audio books to accompany stops along the virtual trip.
The video below comes from the Trans Siberian Railway virtual tour.


Applications for Education
Beyond the uses in a history class, the Trans Siberian Tour could be useful for literature teachers to offer visual perspectives to students reading works of Russian literature.