Google Earth and Maps
This page provides information, tutorials, and resources for using Google Earth and Google Maps in the classroom.


Google Maps is an online application that allows users to learn about specific locations. Students can use Google Maps to plan a field trip or follow the journey of a famous explorer. Teachers and students can use this creative tool to locate recent earthquakes or volcanoes.






Google Earth is a virtual map or globe which allows users to see satellite images of countries, cities, houses etc. Teachers can use Google Earth in the classroom to teach the five themes of geography (location, human environmental interaction, movement, culture, human characteristics). Not to mention teaching absolute and relative location.



Lessons using Google Earth