GeoStories are short, map-based stories featured on National Geographic Education. The stories combine text, maps, and pictures to tell a story as a series of slides connected to placemarks on maps. National Geographic Education currently offers twenty GeoStories. The current GeoStories cover subjects in the areas of politics, ecology, music, and exploration.
Applications for Education
Even if there isn't a GeoStory that fits with what you're teaching at the moment, the stories do offer a good model of using maps to enhance the telling of a story.