Going cross curricular
WITH GOOGLE EARTH
Can you find your house?
A good first step for everyone...
Find a Google Earth Voyage that you would use in class and paste the link to it on the form below.
Personal Narratives (on Google Earth)
Have students type out personal narratives/short stories using Google Docs.
Copy and paste those paragraphs onto a new Google Site.
Have students find the locations/settings of their Personal Narratives on Google Maps/Street View.
Google Earth Book Reports
Instead of a diorama, have students create visual book reports through Google Earth
Search for the locations/settings in their stories where the events may have taken place.
Have the students add summaries, questions, descriptions, quotes, etc.
Google Lit Trips
Pre-made stories/collections/projects about children's/young adult books.
Sign up for free at googlelittrips.org/
This will save you a TON of time as you start to plan for this upcoming school year!
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PERIMETER AND AREA
Have students locate your school on a map and create a story with polygons around the buildings.
Estimate/Sum up/round the total, etc.
Scale Model of the Solar System
Using different digital tools, have the students recreate a scale model of the Solar System using everyday objects.
Here's a link to the questions they had to answer once the assignment was completed (click)
We watched this video for inspiration for our projects (click).
Open up the Google earth Time Lapse to the right.
Google Earth is able to show 40+ years of change on the planet's
Go to Earth View, spin it, and drop Pegman at a random location.
Elementary -- Write a quick 5 sentence story with this location as the setting. Feel free to get create and use more than one photosphere if you'd like! Make sure to paste the link to your photosphere on your document.
Open up the document to the right and press File --> Make a Copy and start writing.