Recent Changes

Friday, July 18

  1. 6:56 pm
  2. 6:53 pm

Thursday, August 15

  1. 12:48 pm

Thursday, May 16

  1. 8:35 am

Friday, March 23

Wednesday, March 14

  1. 7:07 am

Wednesday, February 29

  1. page world edited ... This tour is about the voyage Magellan and his men took as they circumnavigated the globe. In …
    ...
    This tour is about the voyage Magellan and his men took as they circumnavigated the globe. In this tour you'll see Magellan's birth place and the community were Magellan would start his historic voyage. Throughout the tour you'll have the opportunity to see when and where Magellan's crew harbored by following the path. Additionally, other background information is provided at each of the pins as the voyage starts and ends.
    Idea for implementation: It would be best used as a self-guided lesson if you have a computer lab or access to a mobile laptop lab. The tour gives a great deal of general information and some suprises about Magellans and his travels. After the students follow Magellan throughout his journey, we look at the impact this journey had on exploration and colonization throughout the world.
    {WWII the Pacific.kmz} WWII Pacific.kmz
    Originally when this project was started the concentration was going to be specifically on the Island Hopping campaign. In doing the research it was decided that would do justice to the War in Pacific talking about only on part of a very bloody campaign in the Pacific. For this tour, we put in the battles that we saw as the most significant in Pacific Theater. As we know history is very objective and others may see other battles as being equally important to the outcome of the War in the Pacific. For this tour we went with battles that are found in history books and taught about in many history classes.
    Ideas for Implementation: For this tour I had students to a self-guided exploration on the War in the Pacific. After completing the tour, they answered a series of questions concerning what they did with another person in class. Class then reviewed questions and then asked the question: "With the information you got from the tour and what you know about the war in the Pacific, Do you think that the US dropping the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima saved lives?"
    (view changes)
    7:21 am
  2. file WWII Pacific.kmz uploaded
    7:20 am

Wednesday, December 21

  1. page home edited ... Welcome to History Tours: Where History, Geography, and Technology Meet New to History Tours …
    ...
    Welcome to History Tours: Where History, Geography, and Technology Meet
    New to History Tours
    May 31, 2011
    New tours from Southern Columbia AP European History students on the World History page
    May 2011
    I am happy to report that History Tours was named the #1 Google Earth tool for teachers by highdefteacher.com! You can read the article here.
    March 11, 2011
    Changed some menu options at the site. The Links page has been removed and they were split and catergorized. Links which relate to services one can used other than Google Earth were placed under the "Non-Google Earth Services..." to the left. Additionally, links which have ideas for creating tours and now located under the "Lesson Plan and Ideas" link. The hope of this change is to make accessing resources easier.

    What is the History Tours Project?
    History Tours is a collaborative website that gives teachers access to pre-made Google Earth tours on various topics in American and World history. These tours provide an excellent backdrop for visual learning. They allow students to view people and places of historical importance while the teacher presents essential background knowledge.
    (view changes)
    8:12 am

Wednesday, December 7

More