The eighth grade students have finished reading a book “My Brother Sam is Dead” in their English Language Arts classes. It is a historical fiction story that takes place during the American Revolution. As the places in the book are real, students used Google My Maps to create a tour of the events in the book. They pinned markers at the places of relevance, linked photos, videos and added text to each point on their ‘tour’. They were able to use satellite imagery of those same locations today to see how much had changed in those areas over the course of time. Finally, they added routes from various points where the characters would have walked while on their business activities across the land.