I’ve said it before. I don’t think Richard Byrne sleeps. If he does, maybe just a catnap or two. Cause he’s always sharing sweet stuff and teaching school and presenting and, I’m guessing, drinking gallons of 5 Hour Energy. He doesn’t have time to sleep.
Richard’s latest shared piece of sweetness is a blurb about a web site called My Reading Mapped. I had not heard of My Reading Mapped before and since I’m a huge fan of both reading and maps, it looks like a no-brainer. Head over to Richard’s page to get his take.
According to My Reading Mapped:
The site is a compendium of documentaries, in the form of interactive Google Maps on historic events. In a sense it is a library of maps that allow you to do much more than just watch and read. You get to digitally experience the event by finding and zooming in on the locations you read about in the related eBooks. You get to follow the explorer from location marker to location marker on almost a day-by-day basis. You get to see up close the actual ancient ruins, forts, and pyramids. Many of the maps have Google Earth KML files that enable you to digitally walk the map in 3D and experience the exploration for yourself.
A list of what the site offers seems pretty extensive:
- Famous Explorer and Conqueror Expeditions
- Ancient Ruins and Pyramids
- Oceanography (Marine Science)
- Climate Change Maps
- Sunken Ships Sites, Ship Wrecks & Ship Grave Yards
- Airplane and Train Crash Sites
- The Landscapes of Artists & Photographers (Van Gogh, Cezanne, Ansel Adams)
- American Revolution & Civil War Battles
- WWII & Other War Battles
- Disease Outbreaks (Ebola, SARS, MERS, Fungal Meningitis, Mad Cow, & Samonella)
- Migration & Trade Routes (Oregon, Mormon, California, & Santa Fe trails, The Exodus)
- Mountain Climbing Expeditions (routes up Everest & K2)
- Republics & Monarchies
- Architecture (famous home and building architecture, bridges, lighthouses, castles. sports stadiums, botanical gardens, world fairs, & roller coasters)
It’s new to me but looks useful for history and geography teachers.