The World Cup is a popular soccer tournament that includes teams from around the world. Google Earth is a platform that allows users to quickly locate and learn about a place with a few clicks of the mouse or taps of the screen. Students can learn about the countries participating in the World Cup by leveraging the power of Google Earth. Teachers can set up the learning experience by instructing students to first visit the World Cup website and generate a list of teams. Then, the students should be instructed to head over to Google Earth and set up a new project following the steps listed below.
Step 1 - Make sure your students are signed into a district issued Google account.
Step 2 - Visit https://earth.google.com/web/.
Step 3 - Click on Projects located on the left hand side of screen.
Step 4 - Click on the Create button and then the Create in Google Drive option.
Step 5 - Name your project.
Step 6 - Click on the New Feature button and then Search to Add Place.
Step 7 - Type in the name of a participating country, for example Costa Rica.
Step 8 - Click on the Add to Project located on the right hand side of page under country information.
Step 9 - Repeat Step 8 until all participating countries have been added. Students can share the project by clicking on the share button to grab the link.
Step 10 - Make sure to click on the More Information link located under the country preview.
Step 11 - Once all of the countries have been added to the Google Earth project, post an assignment for students in Google Classroom that will task them with filling out a table on Google Docs showing information about the country.
Step 12 - Once the table is filled out, randomly assign students a country to present about using one Google Slide. Once the Google Slide is completed, students can make a one minute presentation to their classmates.
Step 13 - The slide, along with the table and Google Earth project should all be submitted on Google Classroom for a grade.
Day 1 - Overview of instructions and begin to add countries to the Google Earth Project.
Day 2 - Finish adding countries to the Google Earth Project. Then, begin to work on Google Doc table.
Day 3 - Finish Google Doc table and begin working on Google Slide presentation.
Day 4 - Finish Google Presentation and then begin presenting to class.
Day 5 - Finish class presentations.
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