Saturday, May 1, 2010

Google Earth and Maps Lesson Plans

The many uses of Google Earth and Google Maps never ceases to impress me. But a lot of people hear the words Google Earth or Google Maps and only think about locating places and not all of the other things that can be done with these great tools. Google's site for UK schools has some great lesson plans for using Google Earth and Google Maps with primary school and secondary school students. (The equivalent in the US is elementary school and middle school).

The lesson plans from Google for UK Schools are complete, downloadable lesson plans for teaching lessons about animal habitats, climate change, fair trade, history and more. In all there are eight lesson plans for primary grades and thirteen lesson plans for secondary grades.

Applications for Education
If you've thinking about trying to use Google Earth in your classroom, but you're not sure how to it will fit with your instructional goals, take a look at these lesson plans.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Google Earth Across the Curriculum
Google Maps Labs - Try the Newest Options
Place Spotting - Challenging Geographic Riddles

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