Wednesday, March 05, 2008

[TIPS] Rosetta Layers on Google Earth

Last January I posted a link to a Ted video in which the presenter talked about how the many languages of the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. Here's that link: http://tipline.blogspot.com/2007/01/tips-two-more-great-writing-prompt.html I suggested that it might make a good writing prompt.

Now I've been made aware of this site: http://www.rosettaproject.org/about-us/projects/layers that has plotted the locations in layers on the Google Earth application of those areas where the native language is disappearing. Wouldn't this make a great addition to ANY lesson that talked about geography or current events, etc? Wow. You almost have to believe that any lesson in social studies, history, etc that doesn't include Google Earth somehow is missing a GREAT resource.

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