Does anyone have a link to a downloadable map for Paddle to the Sea that they could share? I googled it but the link I turned up was broken. I may just use a USA outline map, but was hoping for something that would be zoomed in on just the right area, KWIM? I know Beautiful Feet sells one, but I was hoping for a freebie.
Well, this isn’t exactly what you want – but is excellent. It is just that it is on the computer instead of a paper map.
Google Earth Lit Trips has a trip for Paddle to the Sea! you use the Google Earth program (free) which lets you zoom into anypart of the world… and then add the Lit Trip (also free!) which is like a little tour guide.
My son loved it!
Oh btw – the book does have a map in the back.
Thank you for reminding me about Google Earth Lit Trips. I had looked into that a few months ago and thought we might give it a try this year.
This might help you: http://goalongs.com/?p=32 And we used parts of this packet when we went through Paddle to the Sea. Some of it’s very….mother-earthy, if you know what I mean. Some activities are also a bit “twaddley” but there are many neat resources, including some maps, if I remember correctly. It’s a PDF (about 164 pages, so may take about a minute to download), so just print the portions you want to use.
We loved Paddle-have fun!
The links at the Go Alongs site appear to be broken….….no map pdf’s!
I tried the maps also and no luck. So I copied and pasted it to a blank page in Microsoft Publisher and then printed it. It was blurry but . . .
I’m sorry!! Try this thread, there are several ideas here: http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201919
Thanks for all the ideas everyone. I finally had time to check out some of the links (busy week here!) and was having a hard time figuring out just exactly how the Google Lit Trip was supposed to work? I found a place where you could download something, but it was a file that my computer couldn’t open. I sort of had the impression it was something that you could just look at online though? At any rate, I think I’m missing something. Suzikimom or anyone else who has actually used this before – any help on what I need to do to access it? We’re hoping to start Paddle on Monday….
Well, I think you have to install Google Earth (and some other thing) in order to allow the .kmz files to open. If you click on K-5 on the homepage, scroll down to find Paddle-to-the-Sea and click on that link, it takes you to that page. There is a link to GLT README.pdf at the top left, and that downloads a page that walks you through installing and opening the files.
You need to download the free Google Earth program http://www.google.com/earth/index.html
Then when you click on the file you downloaded from Google Lit Trips, it will open Google Earth and give you a “tour”… it will zoom to the locations used for each chapter, and have some information written as well.
Google Earth does require the program on your computer, but I’m sure it also gets information from the internet too.
hope that helps!
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