Miramonte High School Technology Coordinator Cheryl Davis won a contest put on by Google, in which she used Google Earth’s Ancient Rome layer in an educational manner.
Davis’ winning lesson taught students about the progression of architecture and geography in Rome, comparing the Ancient Rome layer with present Rome in Google Earth.
Prizes for winning the contest include an Apple MacBook laptop, a digital projector, a digital camera, a 3D navigation mouse, an engraved Google “Top Educator” plaque and $500 in gift cards.
To view the winning lesson plan: Roman Holiday with the Ancients (4.13 MB, PDF)
Google Earth uses satellite images to allow users to view anything from their hometown to foreign cities. Anyone can download the program for free at http://earth.google.com.