|Sailing in a fjord in Iceland last May.|
I’ve always loved maps and field trips. But there limitations to what a map can tell you about a place. And there are certainly limitations to where we can take our students on field trips. Google Maps Street View imagery allows students to virtually explore far-off places in a way that flat paper maps cannot. Some of the latest Street View imagery added to Google Maps can virtually take us to Greenland. The imagery takes us through fjords and the ruins of ancient Viking settlements on the island of Greenland.
Head south and east from Greenland and Google’s Street View imagery can take you on a tour of cool places in Iceland.
Head very far south of Greenland and Iceland and you can explore parts of Antarctica in Google Maps Street View.
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