AN EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!
INTO THE WILD GOOGLE EARTH LIT TRIP – 10 (ten) points
A Google earth lit trip is a virtual tour that takes a viewer on a tour of locations featured in a story, in this case Into the Wild. A lit trip is saved as a .KMZ file which can be opened in Google Earth.
What you do:
Your job is to use Google Earth to map out Chris/Alex’s journey – the places visited by Chris M from his childhood home in Virginia to the bus in Alaska. Think about all the places mentioned by Krakauer when describing Chris’ journey
With Google Earth you can draw lines between locations. Locations can by place-marked so that somebody following the path from place to place can click on things you add to each placemark, such as photos, links and a description of how the location plays into the story.
What to put in locations:
- Your description of the significance of the place in Chris’ journey. It may have deep significance or it may just be a place he passes through or that Krakauer knows about. Regardless, how is it connected to Chris or Krakauer? This is a real description, not merely a sentence.
- A photo or a YouTube (or any other) video relating to the place
- A link to an article or text information about the place
Here are examples of places that could appear on a Google Earth lit trip:
Annandale, Emory U., Detrital Wash, Carthage SD, Seattle, Astoria, Anza-Borrego, the Colorado River, Bullhead City, Davis Gulch, Fairbanks, Stikine Ice Cap, The Stampede Trail, The 142 Bus
Want more extra credit? An extra 3 (three) points is all yours for recording a comprehensible, audience friendly video tutorial on how to do the basics: establishing two places, adding text, images and video, linking to an outside source, and drawing a path between the two places. On a Mac you would use something like QuickTime and make a new screen recording (becomes an AVI file). Something similar likely exists on a PC laptop. AVI, MOV, M4V files are OK. No WMV please.
When is this due? Wednesday the 20th of November I will ask for the KMZ file. Friday the 22nd for the tutorial. Please don’t make a tutorial if you don’t also make a lit trip. If you need help with the lit trip, I can give you a little but not much, ask me. The internet is your friend for this. I can help more with the video (it is really easy).
Obviously you need to have Google Earth installed for this project.
THE resource is here —> LIT TRIP PAGE