UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)

UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)
UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)
UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)
UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)
UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)
UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)
UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)
UNWIND Google Earth Introduction Tour (Created for Digital)
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Our Unwind Google Earth a high-engagement way to give an Introduction Tour of the geography of the story'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.

* NOTE: If you've already purchased our other version of this for non-digital classrooms, you've likely already figured out how to use this in your 1:1 classroom, so there is no need to get this. If you don't have either version yet and you're working with digital 1:1 learners, then get this version. It has instructions that are more useful for your journey of getting started.


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♥ A great resource; it can take some time to get set up, depending on your experience with Google Earth. The video tutorials are really helpful, and the provided instructions and explanations are thorough which make the set up process relatively stress-free!

♥ This helped so much in giving the students perspective of location and allowed them to further visualize what was happening as the story progressed. Thank you for creating this!

♥ A nice idea. The kids really loved "walking" around.

♥ Very, very cool! This was very different from anything I have done, and my kids loved it!

♥ Exceptional! Many of my students have never been out of the county, much less out of Georgia. They loved being able to visualize the places being discussed in the book. Imagining Tris and Four on the ferris wheel was one thing, but seeing how big the ferris wheel actually was gave them a new appreciation for Four's fear of heights...lol. Then to see how far it was from the pier...priceless! Thank you so much!!!

♥ This was great as a virtual field trip and really helped my students understand where things were taking place in the book. Plus it was fun!!


The hometown view of Akron, OH, the semi-truck stop, Risa's State Home, Lev's railroad journey, and the aircraft Graveyard...and most of the 24 locations zoomed in to the 3D street view. It's rockin awesome (especially the Admiral's aircraft Graveyard).

This Google Earth tour has 24 important locations saved for you to visit with your students (page numbers included for easy navigation with the novel, UNWIND by Neal Shusterman):

→ Akron, Ohio

→ Freeway Overpass

→ North Akron Mall

→ Bahamas

→ Ariana's House

→ Truck Rest Stop

→ Truck Route w/ Josias Aldridge

→ Risa's Ohio State Home 23

→ Risa's School

→ Carnegie Hall

→ Fleming Street Antique Shop

→ Railroad Path

→ Crossing State Lines

→ Scottsburg, Indiana

→ Carthage, Missouri

→ Joplin, Missouri

→ Joplin High School

→ The Admiral's Aircraft Graveyard

→ Davis Monthan Air Force Base - Aircraft Boneyard

→ Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

→ Happy Jack Harvest Camp

→ Sedona, Arizona

→ The Admiral's Ranch

→ Odessa, Texas

TEXT: UNWIND by Neal Shusterman

LEVEL: 7th - 12th


Enjoy! And remember..."This isn't a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is."



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!!!

(1) Make sure you have the ability to unzip a folder to view the content inside

(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 "UNWINDGoogleEarthTour.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!

* We've filmed a YouTube video tutorial to acquaint you with the software.
* Also, try downloading this free Google Earth tutorial .pdf handout for further reference.


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Why go Digital?

··· Paperless. No printing.

··· Instant saving ... students work in the file.

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··· Engaged students

··· Easy group work

··· Paper trail of revisions for teacher to see


··· Teacher Tutorial - access link and how to use this with your learners

··· Microsoft OneDrive user instructions - a step-by-step visual tutorial. This will only take minutes!

··· All slides can be used over and over again.



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26 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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