Great Lakes Literacy Principles:
1. The Great Lakes, bodies of fresh water with many features, are connected to each other and to the world ocean. 3. The Great Lakes influence local and regional weather and climate. 6. The Great Lakes and humans in their watersheds are inextricably interconnected.
The fun part about using the tour in Google Earth is that you can stop the tour to zoom in or out and have a discussion about the St. Louis River or Faxon Creek watersheds. You can go through before a lesson and pin important things or have students explore the rivers themselves.