Google Earth's "Black History Month: The Journey of Us"

Idea created by Melissa (Famiglietti) Rodriguez Employee on Feb 13, 2019
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    • Suzanne McCormack
    • Melissa (Famiglietti) Rodriguez

    Black History Month: The Journey of Us

     

    In a pretty interesting pedagogical technique, Google Earth commemorates Black History Month with a fascinating tour of Black History historical spots on today's Google Earth map.

     

    As long as you don't mind some mild motion sickness, it can be quite a conversation starter to see the "zoom effect" of hopping all over the country to see snapshots historical hot spots in real time, 2019. While the tour clearly leaves out many historical chestnuts of black history, this could be a very interesting assignment for students in a black history course! 

     

     Check it out here: Google Earth 

     

    Would this be something you may consider assigning to students? Let us know below.