“With the art and design of the picture book at the center of its program development, The Eric Carle Museum has forged strong connections between visual and verbal literacy. Programs that explore and expand on the traditional uses of the picture book are featured in the Museum’s Galleries, Reading Library, and Art Studio. Teaching children to compose, consume, communicate, and think critically in a visually saturated world begins at an early age. What better place to begin than with the art and design of the picture book.”
- Rosemary Agoglia, Curator
Google Earth Lessons is a free public resource created by teachers, for teachers, to give educators tools and ideas for using the free Google Earth software in their classrooms. Using the ideas and resources found on this site, teachers of all subjects and grade levels can incorporate Google Earth into their curriculum. A section called "Google Earth How-tos" gives educators the basic skills they need to use the software, and a discussion section includes threads for exchanging ideas on a variety of topics. Users also can search for lessons by content area, share lessons with other, search through a library of screenshots, and more. All that is needed to use the lessons is a free download of Google Earth software.