Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video - What Did We Search for This Year?

This morning Google released their Zeitgeist 2012. The site allows us to explore the terms that were more frequently searched for in 2012. You can explore Zeitgeist 2012 by location, time, and term. The video featured on the site provides a good year-in-review of some of the biggest events of the year as well as some of the famous people that passed away this year. Watch the video below.

Applications for Education
Have your students watch the video and see how many of the items they can recall and explain. Then have them go to the Zeitgeist 2012 map and try to figure out why some terms were more popular in one part of the world compared with another.