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July 2019

When it became available in 2001, the Google Earth app became a big hit – letting users zoom in from outer space to where they live.

But Debra Hervitz, a retired reading specialist and elementary teacher in the Harrisburg School District, Dauphin County, had already been there and done that with her students.

Hervitz, a member of Capital Area PSEA-Retired, started using a similar concept in 1998 to teach young students about their local geography. Now, she has put the teaching method into a children’s book, “Where I Live, A first geography book for young children in the State of Pennsylvania,’’ that uses the Google Earth template. The state Capitol and The State Museum of Pennsylvania are among the places where it is on sale.

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