MANIAC MAGEE Google Earth Introduction Tour

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MANIAC MAGEE Google Earth is a high-engagement way to give an Introduction Tour of the geography of the novel's world. The first time I busted out Google Earth on the projector to introduce a unit, students were riveted. And they still are...every time.

TEXT: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
LEVEL: 4th-8th
COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

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This resource can be purchased as part of MANIAC MAGEE Unit Teaching Package bundle.

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West Hector Street, East Hector Street, Elmwood Park Zoo, and Bridgeport ...they even get to see a 3D view of the train station where Maniac races the train every week down the trail rail. It's rockin awesome.

This Google Earth tour has 17+ important locations saved for you to visit with your students:

* P.1 Hector and Birch
* P.1 Little League Fields
* P.2 West Hector Street
* P.2 East Hector Street
* P.5 Schuylkill River
* P.5 Hollidaysburg, PA
* P.8 Two Mills
* P.13 728 Sycamore Place
* P.16 803 Oriole Street - Finsterwald
* P.29 Elmwood Park Zoo
* P.33 East Chestnut
* P.33 East Marshall
* P.33 Green Street
* P.33 Arch Street
* P.84 Two Mills YMCA
* P.122 Bridgeport
* P.122 Conshohocken
* P.122 East Norriton
* P.122 West Norriton
* P.122 Jeffersonville
* P.122 Plymouth
* P.122 Worcester
* P.141 Elm Street Train Station
* P.141 Poley Park
* P.141 Racing Against the Train
* P.176 Swede Street

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOADING THE MANIAC MAGEE TOUR:

NOTE: If you haven't used Google Earth before, you'll want to leave yourself enough time to download the program and acquaint yourself a little bit with it. But guaranteed...this interactivity is totally worth it!!! We've filmed a YouTube video tutorial to acquaint you with the software.

(1) Make sure you have the ability to unzip a folder to view the content inside. We've filmed a YouTube video tutorial to acquaint you with unzipping files.
(2) Make sure your computer has the program Google Earth. It is a powerful, free program available through www.Google.com.
(3) Open Google Earth
(4) Click "File > Open"
(5) Locate your "MANIACMAGEEGoogleEarthTour.kmz" file on your computer.
(6) In Google Earth under the heading "Temporary Places," you should now see a list of locations.
(7) You can then save the tour into your Google Earth for easy future use.
(8) And if you click on any of the location links, the map will zoom in straight to that location.
(9) Please let us know if you need any further assistance.
(10) Enjoy!

Also, try downloading this free Google Earth tutorial .pdf handout for further reference.

Enjoy Maniac Magee! And remember, if Maniac can wave at people, so can we!

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SEE THESE OTHER MANIAC MAGEE RESOURCES:

> PreReading Bias
> Google Earth Introduction Tour
> Plot Chart Organizer
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Characters Organizer
> Figurative Language Bundle
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
> 13 Pop Quizzes Bundle
> Children's Crusade Historical Nonfiction
> Little Engine that Could Literary Connection
> Myth Creation Contest Activity
> Two Mills Times Newspaper Design Activity
> Man Who Struck Out Willie Mays Creative Writing Activity
> Life Story of an Old Person Memoir Activity
> Grammar Prepositions
> Grammar Commas Introductory Elements
> Grammar Commas Direct Address
> Grammar Conjunctions Interjections
> Vocabulary Complete Novel (75 words)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 1-9)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 10-18)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 19-29)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 30-35)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chapters 36-50)
> Essay Topics & Grading Rubrics

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