New7Wonders of the World

In 2000 a Swiss foundation launched a campaign to determine the New Seven Wonders of the World. Given that the original Seven Wonders list was compiled in the 2nd century —and that only one entrant is still standing (the Pyramids of Giza)—it seemed time for an update. And people around the world apparently agreed, as more than 100 million votes were cast on the Internet or by text messaging.  

Explore each one of the New7Wonders with Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Street View and more.

I have created a Google Site for a better student experience with a separate page of learning activities for each of the New7Wonders.

The activities are unique and explorative. They will stimulate interest in a lot of areas that relate to these historical wonders of the world.

The download includes the link to the Google site and the answer sheet for each of the activities.

The New7Wonders include:

  • Petra
  • Taj Mahal
  • Machu Picchu
  • The Roman Colosseum
  • Chichen Itza
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue
  • The Great Wall of China

Activities include:

  • Creating timelines
  • Reviewing myths
  • Calculating map scales
  • Going on Google Earth Voyager trips
  • Finding hidden gems on Google Earth
  • Calculating distance on Google Maps
  • Exploring with Google Street View
  • ……. and more