Carol LaRow

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 . . . page in progress . . . last updated 9/4/08
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Google Historical Voyages and Events

Google Historical Voyages and Events

What historical event, explorer, voyage, or local history would you like to share with other schools? Have you studied the settlement history of your own community? Have you studied about your state or country and historical events that helped shape it?

This site is dedicated to the explorers, voyages, events, and historical backgrounds of countries throughout the World. We'd like to hear about famous explorers who surveyed or traveled through your community long ago. Perhaps you'd like to tell us about historical events that shaped your locale or region. You may wish to report about a catastrophic event in your area. Or, you may want to tell us how your community was founded, its historical background, early settlers. Every community, every town, every country has a past, and we'd like to hear about yours.

This project is open to schools all over the World. We invite a "global community" of schools to share this site with us. We can learn about each other's countries as we contribute to this site.

We use clusters of Google tools to do this project. 

See the project homepage.

Global Collaboration Project

Global Collaboration Project

1)  Links to Participating School WEB pages:
2)  Link to Portal Page

We've gone "global." We have made connections with other schools both within and outside the United States. We are able to learn about other places, their environments, their schools, as well as share projects we are doing. Students are able to work collaboratively on some projects.

Each school designs a homepage, including information about their country, community, customs, location, etc. The schools design a scavenger hunt for their pages, which the "partner schools" access and learn from. Students take the scavenger hunts on each page to demonstrate what they have learned about their new friends' countries.

Students then participate in global, collaborative projects. They work collaboratively in small groups. Topics are listed on the Portal page. 

Technology tools: WEB 2.0 tools are used, including many of the Google tools, which allow for peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. See the list of suggested tools and activities on the Portal Page below.

If you'd like to join the project, visit the PORTAL page.