BECAUSE LITERARY READING BRINGS WISDOM TO THE INFORMATION AGE
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." — Mark Twain
A few words from Google Lit Trips founder
Our 53 Most Popular Google Lit Trips have been upgraded to
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Grades K-5 Titles: A Family Apart, A Small Dog's Big Life, A Walk in London, Abuela, Big Anthony: His Story, Bonyo Bonyo, Brothers in Hope, Bud, Not Buddy, By the Great Hornspoon, Flotsam, Going Home, Lost!, Make Way for Ducklings, Number the Stars, The Armadillo from Amarillo, Paddle-to-the-Sea, Pedro's Journal, Riding Freedom, Possum Magic, Sam Patch Daredevil Jumper, Seaman: The Dog who Explored with Lewis and Clark, The Lamp the Ice and the Boat Named Fish, We All Went on Safari, White Jade Tiger
Grades 6-8 Titles: Around the World in 80 Days, Blood on the River, Chasing Lincoln's Killer, Hana's Suitcase, Hard Gold, Marching for Freedom, Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Remote Man, Walk Two Moons, A Long Walk to Water, Esperanza Rising, Fever 1793, My Brother Sam is Dead, The Slave Dancer, The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963
Grades 9-12 Titles: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, A Walk Down Cannery Row, Candide, Flesh & Blood So Cheap, Frankenstein, Jack London Historic Park, Macbeth, Night, The Aeneid, The Catcher in the Rye, The Grapes of Wrath, The Kite Runner, The Odyssey - A Mediterranean-Wide Interpretation, WW II Locations: Farewell to Manzanar, Hiroshima, and Night
What is a Google Lit Trip?Lit Trips are downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. Along the way, placemarks with pop-up windows contain "just in time" resources including relevant media, thought-provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about "real world" references in that portion of the story. Our focus is on creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students.
Watch the video on the left for a simulation of the experience.