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The Kremlin, Red Square, and St. Basil's Cathedral with Google Earth Tours

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1st - 6th, Homeschool
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Tour The Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral

Make a virtual field trip to some of the world’s most famous landmarks; The Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral. You will be using Google Earth on your device to watch a pre-recorded tour of the amazing architectural symbols of Russia. Learn about their features, history, interesting facts, and much more. The trip lasts for 4 minutes and 20 seconds.

The product includes a document of about 25 talking points and interesting facts about Moscow’s legendary square and accompanying structures.

The tour is also accompanied by a PDF file that describes what you are seeing based on the corresponding minutes in the video. This is so you can pause the tour at the given timestamp and let the class know what they are looking at.

For example, the document says at, “1:44 – 1:57 – Now you are at Cathedral Square.
a. Starting at the lower left side of the square, you see the Archangel’s Cathedral.

  1. Today a museum, this cathedral contains the tombs of four centuries of Russian rulers. (1300s – 1600s)
  2. It’s biggest, “treasure”, is the burial vault of Ivan the Terrible, the first Russian leader to give himself the title of tsar."

The tour begins with a view of planet Earth from outer space. You are gradually brought in to see the area from a variety of different viewpoints. The angles and sites are chosen so the students can get a good idea of the area’s setting and it’s positioning in relation to Moscow and the area’s associated sites. Finally, you are taken back out to a long shot of Russia.

To watch, all you have to do is click on the tour’s kmz file, Google Earth on your computer or device will open and you will be taken on a short trip to one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

* Your computer or device must have Google Earth to watch these tours.

Feel free to visit some other famous landmarks in the Americas.

1. The Golden Gate Bridge (3:29)

2. Chichen Itza (5:38)

3. Niagara Falls (2:10)

4. Panama Canal (3:02)

5. Statue of Liberty (2:07)

6. Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1:06)

7. Mount Rushmore (3:02)

8. Machu Picchu (5:07)

9. Freedom Tower, aka One World Trade Center (3:54)

10. The Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral (4:20)

Here are some European landmarks.

1. Stonehenge (3:29)

2. The Acropolis (5:38)

3 The Colosseum (5:38)

4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa (3:28)
5. The Eiffel Tower (3:15)
6. Big Ben (5:12)
7. Notre Dame de Paris (4:20)

Tour some African sites.
1. The Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza (3:15)

Go on an outing to these Asian destinations.
1. The Great Wall of China (5:41)

2. The Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral (4:20)

Here are a few links to some helpful tutorials on how to use Google Earth.
How to Use Google Earth For Beginners – by Rick Castellini on YouTube
Beginner Google Earth Tutorial Videos by Google
Beginner’s Guide to Using Google Earth – by The Land Brothers

Please feel free to email me directly at r_nyg@yahoo.com if you need any assistance.

Check out all of my Google Earth Tours on this Pinterest board.

The cover photo is by yolanda.white84 and is under a CC BY-SA 2.0 Creative Commons license. The photo can be found on Flickr @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/53845762@N04/4978531701/

Google Earth Tour Map Attribution

Map Data Credits:

© 2018 Basarsoft

© SKEnergy

© Zenrin

Image © 2018 CNES / Airbus

Google, Image Landsat / Copernicus



Image U.S. Geological Survey

Image © 2018 Digital Globe

© Google

US Department of State Geographer

© 2009 GeoBasis – DE/BKG

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