Spring Break is coming soon, or maybe for you already occurred. Either way, a fun project for students to do is to plan where they are going to go, or maybe show where they yet. My Maps by Google allows people to create an interactive map showing locations that can include detailed information and/or pictures. Creating a map is really easy as you can see from watching the tutorial video below, and maps can be shared via a link, so making it into a Google Classroom assignment is also a piece of cake!
If you are looking for some destinations to get kids ideas flowing, here are two websites that curated some interesting tourist traps from around the USA: 20 American tourist traps that are actually worth your time and money and The worst tourist trap in every state.
Over the years Google has been hard at work digitizing thousands of primary sources from around the world. At first it started with art collections, but now it also contains photographs, letters, and many other historical primary sources.
One of the most amazing parts is you can also tour museums from around the world using Google Street View. So instead of just talking about ancient Greek culture, you can take students on a virtual field trip to the Acropolis Museum in Athens!
Greek culture not your thing? Well, how about instead of just talking about how bad the Milwaukee Brewers are, take students to Cooperstown and let them see US history through the eyes of baseball.
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