Georgia O’Keeffe in Google Earth

Georgia_O'KeeffeAfter watching the Lifetime movie about Georgia O’Keeffe over the weekend, I was inspired to share with you two of my favorite O’Keeffe teaching tools.

I am a big fan of Google Earth and look for every opportunity to incorporate it into my teaching. So, I created a Georgia O’Keeffe Google Earth file to help illustrate how the locations where she lived impacted her work.  I also try and discuss the major changes in transportation technology that occurred during Georgia’s 98 year life (ultimately impacting her mobility between New York and New Mexico).

Interact with the O’Keeffe Google Earth file below and download here to save for use in your classroom studies.

The second resource I use is a song by Greg Percy called “Georgia”. To listen, click the audio MP3 button below.

The first verse makes a direct connection to the geography that Georgia covered during her lifetime:

Do you use Google Earth, art songs, or other resources to teach art history?

Theresa McGee

Hello! My name is Theresa McGee and I am a National Board Certified Art Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator teaching in Hinsdale, Illinois. My curriculum is structured around creative thinking and technology integration into the learning process. I have authored eighteen articles for the Tech4ArtEd Column in SchoolArts Magazine and several iTunes U courses for professional development. I've presented at the state and national levels including several online webinars for art educators. In 2010, I was awarded Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year and in 2011 I was awarded the national PBS Teacher Innovator award. I love to share ideas that contribute to the art education profession!

1 Comment

  • January 26, 2010

    Alice Barr

    Nice idea to have the kml Viewer!

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