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Science
  • NEW Photosynthesis by Dr. Alice Christie
    This GoogleTrek™ explores photosynthesis, the process in which green plants use energy from the sun to transform water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and organic compounds. It serves as an introduction for Biology I students.
  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill by Jennifer Sprung

    This GoogleTrek™ explores the impact of oil spill on the surrounding environment in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Earth History by Christi Laudolff
Geography
  • NEWFrom Bean to Bar: Geography of Chocolate by Victoria Despre (Woodstock Academy, Woodstock, CT)
    In this GoogleTrek, we explore the origin of chocolate - as it makes its trek from bean to bar, plant to package.
Health
  • Choosing Habits by Keith Lee
    This GoogleTrek™ explores an entry level addiction, smoking cigarettes.
History
  • NEWAlexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age by Dr. Alice Christie
    The Hellenistic Age marks the transformation of Greek society from the localized and introverted city-states to an open, cosmopolitan, and at times exuberant culture that permeated the entire eastern Mediterranean, and Southwest Asia.
  • Inventions of the Industrial Revolution by Dr. Alice Christie
    This GoogleTrek™ explores the major inventions of the Industrial Revolution including inventors, their inventions, and importance of these inventions. Students will develop skills in the interpretation of maps, graphs, charts, political cartoons, and primary source documents.
Culture
  • Un Viaje!
    This GoogleTrek™, created by Megan Hopkins of West Point High School (West Point, MS), is a virtual trip to a Spanish Speaking country- Mexico. It is designed to be used in a High School Spanish 1 classroom, or it could be used in a Social Studies classroom studying Spanish culture.
Civics
  • Mississippi's Congressional Delegation
    This GoogleTrek™, created by Alan Leonard of West Point High School (West Point, MS), introduces high school students to the Congressmen and Senators who serve the State of Mississippi.
Biology
  • Interpreting and Analyzing Real-World Data
    This GoogleTrek™, created by Ms. Boothe of West Point High School (West Point, MS), is designed for high school biology students. Its purpose is to provide practice in understanding, analyzing, and interpreting real-world data in the form of graphs, charts, and tables.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Types of Muscle Tissues
    This GoogleTrek™, created by Aretina Davis of West Point High School (West Point, MS), is designed for high school human anatomy and physiology students. It discusses the various types of muscle tissues along with nervous tissue. It details the function and location of these tissues.
Physics
  • A Mathematical Model of Motion: Position Versus Time Graphs
    This GoogleTrek™, created by Dr. Alice Christie and Mary Barnhill of west Point High School (West Point, MS), introduces high school physics students to the concepts of speed, velocity, acceleration, position versus time graphs, and the meaning of acceleration due to gravity
Language Arts
  • 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.
  • Titanic: 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.
  • 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.
Statistics
Accounting
  • Calculate the Cost of a Vacation
    This GoogleTrek™, created by Sheryl Wicks of West Point High School (West Point, MS), will guide high school students through the process of calculating the cost of a family vacation. Using a budget, students will determine how much money they will spend on a vacation and how much will be left after the vacation.
Calculus
  • Applications of Product and Quotient Rules
    This GoogleTrek™, created by Andrew Summers of west Point High School (West Point, MS), is designed to re-enforce Rules of Differentiation (Product and Quotient Rules) for an AP Calculus course.

 

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