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GoogleTreks™ in Language Arts

language arts

Grammar and Vocabulary
Based on Elementary School Literature
  • NEWCinderella Stories Around the World by Regina Carranto (Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program)
    This GoogleTrek™ provides text and graphical information about Cinderella stories from around the world.
  • NEWBunnicula by Dr. Alice Christie
    This GoogleTrek™ is designed for 4th grade students who are about to read James Howe's Bunnicula. The lesson introduces the students to the author and to vocabulary words used in the first two chapters. After completing this GoogleTrek™, students should be ready to read and understand Bunnicula!
  • The Role of Volcanoes The Twenty-One Balloons by Lynn Castiglione
  • Lewis and Clark Discoveries by Patricia Eberhardt
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd by Patricia Ann Weeg
Based on Middle School Literature
Based on High School Literature
  • NEWCivil Rights Issues in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird by Dr. Alice Christie
    This GoogleTrek™ helps 9th grade students explore civil rights issues through the eyes of Scout, Atticus, and other characters in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. It aligns with Alabama Courses of Study Standards for 9th grade English.
  • Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
    This GoogleTrek™ (created by Dr. Alice Christie) explores the poem Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy. Written in 1973, this poem is studied in many contemporary literature classes. It refers to Mattel's Barbie Doll, a popular toy for young girls. The original Barbie - tall, shapely, with blond hair and blue eyes - was introduced by toymaker, Mattel in 1959 at the American Toy Fair in New York City.

  • Incident by Countee Cullen
    This GoogleTrek™, created by Sara Smith of West Point High School in West Point, MS, explores the irony and understatement in a famous 20th Century poem. It is intended to be used by a high school 12th grade AP Literature class.
  • Reading Personal Narrative
    In this GoogleTrek™, created by Sarah Chandler of West Point High School (West Point, MS), students will read the short story, Elvis Died at the Florida Barber College. Students will gain some background knowledge about Elvis Presley and his famous haircuts so they better understand this short story.
  • Chaucer and His Canterbury Tales
    In this GoogleTrek™, created by Ashley White of West Point High School (West Point, MS), students will be introduced to Geoffrey Chaucer and the Prologue to The Canterbury Tales. Students will learn about Chaucer's birth, life, writing talents, and death.
  • Flowers for Algernon and Psychological Tests by Tanya Rasmussen
    Taking a small journey around the world, students will be introduced to Daniel Keyes, the author of "Flowers for Algernon". While on this journey students will discover who created various psychological tests, why they were created, and take some of these psychological tests.
  • The Geography of Bliss by Alice Christie
    This GoogleTrek™ traces Eric Weiner's journey, as described in the Geography of Bliss, as he searches for the happiest place on earth.
Researching
  • Research Skills by Rachel White (Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program)
    Tour the earth's continents and read about some interesting creatures. While you travel around the world you will learn and practice strategies for note-taking, summarizing, and paraphrasing information.
Other
  • The Seeds of Discovery and Change by Dolores Salisz
    This GoogleTrek™ explores the dynamic events and places that helped shape what the New World was to become.
  • NEWTitanic: An Interactive GoogleTrek Timeline by Shane Butler (Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program)
    This GoogleTrek™ is designed for students and teachers to get background information on the infamous R.M.S. Titanic. Not only is this a GoogleTrek™, but it is also an interactive timeline with pictures, links, and more. This GoogleTrek™ is designed for middle school or high school English students, but can easily be adapted for other grades and subjects.


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