Topic | Downloadable map to go with Paddle to the Sea?

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  • MamaSnow
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    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. Smile

    Thanks,

    Jen


    suzukimom
    Participant

    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.

    http://www.googlelittrips.org/

    My son loved it!

     

    Oh btw – the book does have a map in the back.


    Sue
    Participant

    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.


    LillyLou
    Participant

    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!

    LillyLou


    Sue
    Participant

    The links at the Go Alongs site appear to be broken….Cry….no map pdf’s!


    Kristen
    Participant

    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  . . .


    LillyLou
    Participant

    I’m sorry!!  Try this thread, there are several ideas here: http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201919

    LillyLou


    Kristen
    Participant

    Thanks!


    MamaSnow
    Member

    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….

    Thanks,

    Jen


    Sue
    Participant

    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.

    HTH,

    Sue


    suzukimom
    Participant

    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!


    Sue
    Participant

    Smile Typing together….hi, suzukimom!

    Everybody sing: “asdf jkl; asdf jkl;”

    LOL!


    Wings2fly
    Participant

    oops.

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