Thursday, April 28, 2011

We the Google Globe Trotters ;)

Trot the Globe (Traveling Homeschoolers with Google Earth!)

This past winter we visited the Pyramids of Giza, Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, Venice, Stone Henge and Niagara Falls!

How did we do it?

Google Maps/ Google Earth...the next best thing to being there (well, maybe not...but you must admit it is a good idea!)

Whenever we learn about any new place in our lessons, we visit there with Google! It is really neat when you can drag down the little yellow man and "virtually" see the actual place. It is fascinating to realize how far out in dessert the pyramids really are! And I was shocked when I realized that there was a road so close to the Niagara Falls viewing area. Strangely, I really feel as if I've almost been to these places now!

Another great thing we do with Google maps is let our children drive "virtually" around town, to friends houses, to favorite restaurants and grandma's house. It helps them develop that bird's eye view that will help them learn their way around.

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