If you're interested in using this project in your classroom... 

1. Resources:
        Computers with internet and Google Earth
        Screencasting Software (such as Jing or SMART recorder)
        Microphones
        Server space to save video and Google Earth files (this site gives directions to my school server, so be sure to 
            give alternative instructions)
        Google Doc for student research (this site gives directions to my Google Doc which your student's will not be able to
             access. Please provide alternative directions).
        
2. Timeline: 1-2 weeks
                

This project satisfies the following GA Performance Standards

MLI.CCC1

A.      Demonstrate knowledge of geographical locations and identify major countries, cities, and geographical features of the places where the target language is spoken.

B.      Apply previously learned skills from other subjects.

MLI.CCC2

A.      Compare patterns of behavior and interaction in the students’ own culture with those of the target language.

This project satisfies the following NETS

1. Creativity and Innovation                      

A.   Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

B Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

C.   Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.

3. Research and Information Fluency    

C.    Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

6. Technology Operations and Concepts              

A.   Understand and use technology systems.

B.   Select and use applications effectively and productively.      

National Educational Technology Standards for Students: http://www.iste.org/inhouse/nets/cnets/students/pdf/NETS_for_Students_2007.pdf