Google Lit Trips is an interesting website that combines literature with geography. Teachers and students are able to read a book and then map out the journey that the main character took. Titles are separated by grade and you can view titles alphabetically if you prefer. Users are required to register before they are able to view the Google Lit Trip. This website works with Google Earth. I selected K-5 titles to view the selection of titles. There are 28 titles in this category. I then selected Blood on the River. Our entire 5th grade has just completed reading this novel. The website has you select the title and it is then sent to your email for you to download the Lit Trip. The Blood on the River Lit Trip allows me to see the locations of all the major events in the story on a map. There are 83 titles available on Google Lit Trip. I noticed that some maps were student created. I am sure some students would enjoy creating a Lit Trip of their own for some of their favorite novels. I also noticed that there is a place to make suggestions for future Lit Trips, if you cannot find the title that you are searching. This is a very engaging tool. I am sure students will enjoy viewing this resource and get a better understanding of the geography in literature they are exposed to. This is a terrific way to integrate literature and geography.
Grades: K-12. Subject(s): Geography and Literature. Overall rating: 9.
GLT Library: K-5 Titles. (n.d.). Retrieved October 31, 2016, from http://www.googlelittrips.org/litTripLibrary/gradesK-5.php
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