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
As a retired educator myself, supporting your efforts for your students and children has been a true honor. To those of you who have found it in their hearts to make donations to support our work, I wanted to send my personal expression of appreciation for your support. Thank you so very much.
~Jerome Burg, Google Lit Trips Founder
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Google Lit Trips are award winning supplementary reading resources where students become virtual traveling companions traveling right alongside characters in stories the stories they are reading. The internationally recognized Google Lit Trips Project provides resources dedicated to doing just that for stories commonly taught in grades K-12.
Along the way, location panels 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. We like to refer to them as "Virtual Reader Ride-alongs." To access a live preview of a typical Google Lit Trip on your computer, click the image above.
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Recent Google Lit Trips Updates
|When Mia's father is arrested in North Korea for spying, she and her brother find themselves on a treacherous journey, trying to escape to China before getting caught and arrested. It's an exciting, action packed story. But, will they make it? What will become of their father?
We are grateful to author Anne Sibley O'Brien for providing significant contributions to the development of In the Shadow of the Sun.
|Until the Last Spike, The Journal of Sean Sullivan, is about a fictional character named Sean Sullivan and his journey working on the Transcontinental Railroad.
This Google Lit Trip was developed as a supplementary reading resource by Cathy Mahar, Instructional Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Career and Technical Center@ Hull, Midlothian, VA.