Tech skill area: Geospatial Literacy

Project - Round the World Travel Game

Learn Google Earth and Mind Mapping

You will be creating a race around the world game. You are a travel agent for a new television show.

You must choose one country from each continent, in that country one city and cool travel activity.

The contestant has 7 days to make it around the world to all of your chosen activities.

Create a Mind Map showing the continent, country, city, activity and images showing the activity or place of interest.

1. Open Google Earth and Mind 42 http://mind42.com

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Create a new Mind Map, make sure your name is in the title,.

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Your map should look like this to begin with, place all the continents. Use the arrows to create the branches

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To find the places on Google Earth, Open the app, choose a country in a continent, search for it in Google Earth:

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To navigate around Google Earth click on the following layerssd

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Find an image you like for your mind map on Google Earth. Click on it to get the URL of the image  

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Here is an example of what Brazil in South America would look like:

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 Once you are done with your 7 continents, countries, cities and activities, you need to embed your mind map into your Google web site portfolio

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Choose Embed then click on the publish mind map

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Choose the iframe choice for code then copy the code

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Create a new page called World Race and choose the HTML option

Paste the code into the HTML box in your web page

Answer these questions:

Which was your favorite country, and activity, why?

How was using a mind map helpful to show the information?

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Essential Question
How can we best show connections with a computer?

• Learning Goals


_understand how to use Google Earth

–navigate to several locations on the planet

_Understand the power of mind mapping tools

_create a mind map on world travel

• Have a fellow student check your work

•Have project checked


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