Google â€™ve created a U.S. Presidents Showcase to map the birthplaces of all 44 presidents, and provide details about their presidential terms, using the Google Earth plug-in. You can also see the states that voted during each presidentâ€™s election by clicking on the tours in the left column of the showcase.
In addition to theÂ U.S. Presidents map, educators can use some of Google otherÂ resources in their classroom to explore more aspects of history. Here are a few ideas:
- Explore the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and otherÂ historical monuments in 3D and have students explain how architecture is used to honor people, concepts and establishments
- View a 3D model ofÂ Valley Forge National Park in Google Earth
- View a copy of theÂ Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and map the areas where slavery ended, as well as the areas that were not initially covered by this executive order
- Discuss the famous painting â€œWashington Crossing the Delawareâ€ by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze and use theÂ ruler tool in Google Earth to measure the width of the Delaware River