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Google Earth Education: Lesson Plan Ages 8-11
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Google Earth Education: Lesson Plan Ages 8-11


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Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

Teachers will use the Voyager Story This is Home to foster student exploration of the ways that people around the globe are living and compare and contrast others lifestyles to their own.

• Students will reflect on their community to better understand their own lifestyle.
• Teachers will introduce students to a different lifestyle using the Google Earth Voyager Story, This is Home.
• Together, the class will explore the various aspects of life and students will gather information about life in the selected location.
• Students will then use this information to compare and contrast the way their community lives with a community in another part of the world.
• Finally, students will apply their understanding of a different lifestyle by creating a journal entry written from the perspective of a student living in that community.




Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
1.05 MB


Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.


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