THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GOOGLE EARTH

Students explore online maps, research countries of their choice and help to design a World's Fair!

The World According to Google Earth

Put away those old fold-up maps and aging school atlases. Technology has revolutionized how students learn about geography and world cultures. In our The World According to Google Earth program, students use Google Earth and online encyclopedias to find the answers to six key questions about a country of their choosing.  They then design a Powerpoint presentation to inform the class about their chosen nation.  In the final part of the class, each pair of students creates a "shoe box" pavilion that represents their country.  This pavilion becomes part of a class-wide "World’s Fair" that displays the collective knowledge gained by our aspiring world explorers. Students present their World's Fair to parents in a celebration of countries and cultures.

Class Specifications:

  • Elementary (Grade 2-5) or Middle School (Grades 6-8) versions available
  • 12-hour program (can be extended upon request)
  • The World According to Google Earth can be implemented as an after-school program, summer camp or in-class project
  • Supplies needed include laptop, projector or TV display, poster boards, construction paper, basic art materials

In this class, your child will:

  • Learn about Google Earth technology and how to create a map using the program
  • Learn how to conduct online or library research of a country of their choice
  • Learn how to take notes, summarizing useful information from primary and secondary sources
  • Learn about the history of the World's Fair and international events
  • Create a model World's Fair including a pavilion of the country they studied
  • Learn about a variety of maps and their features
  • Learn a little about international relations and how geography affects the interactions between countries
  • Create an informational presentation about the country they have researched
  • Learn key presentation skills while practicing making eye contact with their audience as well as practicing standing up tall, using visual aids and speaking with a strong voice
Click below to view some of the guiding project sheets that the students use in the class.
Click below to download an example of a powerpoint students will see. This presentation introduces our students to some the geographical features of the United States.

Purchasing Information

Option 1:  Purchase of The World According to Google Earth includes the following:
  • 12-hour lesson plan, student worksheets, direct instruction powerpoints, project guides
  • One hour teacher training via Skype or GotoMeeting
  • Unlimited email correspondence with Right Brain Curriculum as you implement the program
  • Marketing e-blasts you can adapt for your center
  • Marketing fliers you can adapt for your center
  • Our Project-Based Learning Program Implementation Guide
Option 2: We Supply the Teacher and More:
  • We provide the trained teacher, curriculum and all materials
  • We split the profits from the class with your school or center
  • We correspond with parents to introduce our program and curriculum
Total Price for the entire package is $499

To make a purchase please call 781-816-0582 or email us

Note on Curriculum Purchase: At Right Brain Curriculum, we see ourselves as more than simply a seller of curriculum. Rather, we serve as your partner as you set up and implement the programs that we have designed. After purchase, we stick around to help you implement the program. We train your teachers via Skype and provide tips on how best to implement the programs. We are available via email and telephone as questions arise. We help you market the programs with fliers and e-blasts tailored to your center or school. We have years of experience implementing project-based learning after-school programs and we help you get the programs off the ground at your school or center.

Have questions about the World According to Google Earth curriculum?

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