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Expedition Layers in Google Earth Pro


Students read books on various historical and modern expeditions and created a layer in Google Earth. These geographical book reports challenge students to develop a thesis and demonstrated how it played out in the literature. Some of the topics chosen by students included: gender and equity, coming of age, supply challenges, leadership, cultural assimilation, environmental exploitation, safety, historical technology, and navigational challenges.

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Individual Layers
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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey (2006)
by Candice Millard
Time Period: 1910's
Category: Expedition
ISBN-10: 0767913736

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Farther Than Any Man (2002)
Time Period: 1770's
Category: Circumnavigation
ISBN-10: 0743400690

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Over the Edge of the World (2004)
Time Period: 1500's
Category: Circumnavigation
ISBN-10: 006093638X

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Into the Heart of the Sea (2001)
Time Period: 1820's
Category: Sailing, Whaling
ISBN-10: 0141001828

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Wide Open: A Life in Supercross (2005)
Time Period: 1990's
Category: Racing
ISBN-10: 0060537280

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A Sense of the World
Time Period: 1840's
Category: Wandering
ISBN-10: 0007161263

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Into Thin Air (1999)
Time Period: 1990's
Category: Climbing
ISBN-10: 0385494785

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Touching the Void (2004)
Time Period: 1990's
Category: Climbing
ISBN-10: 0099511746

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The Last River (2001)
Time Period: 1990's
Category: Kayaking
ISBN-10: 060980801X

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A View from the Summit (2000)
Time Period: 1950's
Category: Climbing
ISBN-10: 0743400674

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Into the Wild (2007)
Time Period: 1990's
Category: Wandering
ISBN-10: 0307387178

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The Accidental Adventurer (2001)
Time Period: 1940's
Category: Climbing
ISBN-13: 978-0945397915

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A Walk in the Woods (1999)
Time Period: 1990's
Category: Hiking
ISBN-10: 0307279464

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A Land So Strange
Time Period: 1560's AD
Category: Exploration
ISBN-10: 0465068413

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The Far Traveler (2008)
Time Period: 1100's AD
Category: Exploration, Vikings
ISBN-10: 0156033976