Google Lit Trips
Okay, so maybe Google is making us stupid in some ways (though it doesn’t act alone…), but in others, I think it’s a wonderful TOOL for learning. The latest and greatest: Google Lit Trips. You have to download Google Earth first before you can open the .kmz files, but, once you do, such works as The Road, The Grapes of Wrath, The Kite Runner, The Aeneid, The Odyssey, Hana’s Suitcase, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants are mapped out with notes.
Books are divided into grade categories (K-5, 6-8, 9-12, HiEd), some come with slide shows as well as podcasts.
All of this is thanks to (besides Google) contributors who have provided the lit trips. More contributors are welcome, including teachers AND students! What a great class project this could make.