Friday, February 7, 2014

Mapping the Words of Mark Twain

In yesterday's post about the Morgan Library I featured their collection of Mark Twain artifacts. This morning I found a neat map of Mark Twain's words. Mapping the World of Mark Twain is a map containing nearly 20,000 placemarks geo-located to match passages of Twain's writings. Click on any placemark to see a snippet of the passage then click "read passage" to see that snippet in context.

Applications for Education
Mapping the World of Mark Twain is a massive representation of what many teachers, myself included, have for years advocated doing with Google Maps in literature lessons. That is to have students get a better understanding of the setting of a story through the use of maps. For detailed ideas and lessons about using maps in literature lessons, take a look at Google Lit Trips.

H/T to Google Maps Mania