Monday, April 16, 2012

Cribs with Louis XVI - Tour of Versailles

Image Credit: Eric Pouhier
I'm not sure if kids still watch MTV Cribs features celebrities taking a camera crew on tours of their homes. Through History for Music Lovers I recently discovered Cribs with Louis XVI. Crib with Louis XVI is short Cribs-style video of an actor playing the role of Louis XVI taking you on a tour of the Palace of Versailles. The video is embedded below.
Students can also tour part of the Palace of Versailles in Google Maps. To do so they just need to enter "Palace of Versailles" in the Google Maps search box then drag the Pegman to the blue lines on map. I've included one of the views below.

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Applications for Education 
I'm a big fan of using Google Maps in geography and history lessons because they allow students to explore areas they're studying in more detail than they could if they just used a paper atlas. Cribs with Louis XVI could be dropped into Google Maps that your students create about France.