BECAUSE LITERARY READING BRINGS WISDOM TO THE INFORMATION AGE
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." — Mark Twain
New to Google Lit Trips? Here's How to Get Started
Students as Explorers: Using Google Earth with LiteratureEducation Week's Article on Global Learning by guest blogger Jerome Burg
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.
What's New in the GLT Library?
2016 New TitlesA Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Until the Last Spike, the Journal of Sean Sullivan,
a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867 by William Durbin
The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Eugene O'Neill's Tao House by Jerome Burg
In the Works"The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol
Stories from the Silk Road by Cherry Gilchrist
You can now offer suggestions for new Lit Trips on the Request a Lit Trip page.
2017 Updated Lit Trip TitlesThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Introducing an Exciting New Concept for Literary Locations
Virtual Field Trip, Eugene O'Neill National Historic SiteWe're taking our Literary Locations Lit Trip concept to a whole new
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GLT at The Tech Awards 2010