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Lit Trip Library

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Lit Trips titles are listed alphabetically by approximate grade level ranges. For information on navigating a Lit Trip,
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Literary Locations

Literary Locations feature virtual visits to real world locations of literary interest. They are told using digital story telling techniques and designed to be viewed while virtually in that very location on Google Earth.

A Walk Down Cannery Row by Jerome Burg

Cannery Row, Monterey, California, United States. This Literary Locations Lit Trip offers a "virtual walking tour" of Cannery Row and nearby locations relating to the works of John Steinbeck.

JeromeBurg
An Educator Developer Collaboration with Jerome Burg
Google Lit Trips Founder, Retired High School English Teacher
Jerome Burg spent 38 years as a high-school English teacher. M.A. in Education, specializing in Educational Technology. He is a popular conference and workshop presenter, is both an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher; co-author of Bookmapping: Lit Trips and Beyond. See Developer Bio and GLT Global ED for more information.

Author Homes by Beryl Reid
Author Homes

This remarkable Google Lit Trip project brings 3-D drawings of great author homes to Google Earth.

Beryl Reid
Educator Developer Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid loved to draw as a child and graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a degree in Photography and Painting in 1974. She earned a Master's Degree in Educational Technology in 1990. Beryl became a teacher of Humanities, Social Studies, 5th Grade and Computers during her 35 years of teaching in the Billerica Public Schools in Massachusetts. She believes that teaching is mostly about learning, so she recently began to learn to use a 3D modeling tool called SketchUp in order to create models of interesting buildings so they could be placed in Google Earth's 3D building layer. Beryl realized that writers often lived in places as interesting as they were, so she created "Literary Landmarks". The collection was sparked by an early in her life visit to the incredible home of one of her favorite writers, Mark Twain. Each building is a story and it is hoped the model will help readers imagine the time and place of a great author.

Eugene O'Neill's Tao House by Jerome Burg

Eugene O'Neill's Tao House, National Historic Site, Danville, California, United States. Take a "virtual field trip" to the Eugene O'Neill Historical State Park. The tour is constructed from 43 constellation photographs taken throughout the home and around the property. What makes these images unique is that while "virtually standing" in any of the locations where the constellation images were captured, you can look in any direction. You can look up to see the sky; down to see the earth, and anywhere to your left, right, ahead or behind you. The images are "linked together" in such a way that by clicking the screen in the direction you'd like to move, you can virtually walk from one constellation to the next as though you were moving through the house and around the grounds seeing the site as if you were actually there.

JeromeBurg
An Educator Developer Collaboration with Jerome Burg
Google Lit Trips Founder, Retired High School English Teacher
Jerome Burg spent 38 years as a high-school English teacher. M.A. in Education, specializing in Educational Technology. He is a popular conference and workshop presenter, is both an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher; co-author of Bookmapping: Lit Trips and Beyond. See Developer Bio and GLT Global ED for more information.

In Search of Beowulf by Jerome Burg
In Search of Beowulf

Though true that Beowulf is undoubtedly not a true story, there is reason to believe that elements of the story are based upon historical places and events common to the legends of many of our oldest stories.

This Google Lit Trip is based upon the archeological work of Tom Christensen published under the title "Lejere: Beyond the Legend – the archeaological evidence." Christensen's work led to what may have been the model for the descriptions of The Long Hall" in Beowulf. As you explore this Lit Trip, you can virtually travel to the archaeological site, view the locations mentioned, and read about the evidence upon which Christensen builds a rather convincing case.

JeromeBurg
Created by Educator Developer Jerome Burg
Google Lit Trips Founder, Retired High School English Teacher. Jerome Burg spent 38 years as a high-school English teacher. M.A. in Education, specializing in Educational Technology. He is a popular conference and workshop presenter, is both an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher; co-author of Bookmapping: Lit Trips and Beyond. See Developer Bio and GLT Global ED for more information.

Jack London Historical State Park

Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, California, United States. This Literary Locations Lit Trip offers a "virtual walking tour" of Jack London Historical State Park.

JeromeBurg
An Educator Developer Collaboration with Jerome Burg
Google Lit Trips Founder, Retired High School English Teacher
Jerome Burg spent 38 years as a high-school English teacher. M.A. in Education, specializing in Educational Technology. He is a popular conference and workshop presenter, is both an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher; co-author of Bookmapping: Lit Trips and Beyond. See Developer Bio and GLT Global ED for more information.





















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