Pa Civil War Trails, Google Earth and Gigapan

by Jim on April 29, 2009

I’m starting to use Google Earth more and more these days for different projects and presentations.  So in addition to previous posts related to Google Earth, I was looking around for some resources today and happened onto the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails website.  One of the cool things I noticed is that they now have a KMZ file to add to your Google Earth specifically related to Pa’s trails.

Here is a photo from Google Earth with the file loaded.  Check out all of the locations to explore!

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Here is a close up detail of one of the items:

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Last but not least, is the Civil War Trails website also includes several photos of the Gettysburg battlefield, museums, towns and cemeteries in GIGAPAN format!!!

Here are some links:

Little Round Top from Devils Den

Gettysburg National Cemetery

Camp Curtain – Harrisburg

So many integration ideas come to mind, I don’t know where to start. One for starters would be to have your kids explore the photos or the Google Earth locations and look for clues and write a narrative about what they are looking at.

So much to explore and so little time…let me know what you find.

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