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From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google's World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.

By using our Street View technology, Google has a unique opportunity to make world heritage sites available to users across the globe. Street View is a hugely popular feature of Google Maps which is already available in dozens of countries. It allows users to virtually explore and navigate a neighborhood through panoramic street-level images. With advancements in our camera technologies we can now go off the beaten track to photograph some of the most significant places in the world so that anyone, anywhere can explore them.

Street View has already proved a real hit for tourists and avid virtual explorers. The World Wonders Project also presents a valuable resource for students and scholars who can now virtually discover some of the most famous sites on earth. The project offers an innovative way to teach history and geography to students all over the world.

Our World Wonders Project is also supported by a broad, connected suite of other Google technologies, bringing wonders of the world within reach of an unprecedented global audience. The project website also provides a window to 3D models, YouTube videos and photography of the famous heritage sites.

Together with partners including UNESCO, the World Monuments Fund and Cyark, the World Wonders Project is preserving the world heritage sites for future generations.

We have created classroom material for primary and secondary school history and geography teachers to download free of charge. These include suggestions of lesson plans, student work sheets and presentations. The material is designed to be flexible, allowing teachers all over the world to use it in various forms and levels of curriculums.

Feel free to download these educational packages for your classroom use.


World Wonders Project
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

I recently discovered the Google World Wonders Project which is a website that brings historical sites online. The website is very interesting and educational because it uses Google’s Street View technology, 3D modelling, photos, videos and information to deliver an interesting medium to go on a virtual field trip. You and your students can truly explore the world from your classroom! There are many interesting historical locations available to explore on the site, including the Palace of Versailles, the Historic Centre...

Read more: Bring the World into your Classroom with World Wonders Project by @mseideman

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