Google Lit Trips
Free virtual sightseeing tours let kids explore literary settings
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Pros: Cool Google Earth-based tours let kids explore literature in the real world.
Cons: Using tours effectively takes some legwork and technical know-how; some of these user-generated tours are much richer than others.
Bottom Line: A good starting point for extending students' engagement with the classroom’s most-used literary texts.
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