Welcome to MyReadingMapped

Remember how the book "Lord of the Rings" had a map that caught the interest of students worldwide and encouraged reading about history, adventure and science? 

The Travels of Marco Polo.
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Here is your chance to digitally experience history by zooming in on the details in over 140 Google Map formatted documentaries on history and science. So, join me as we explore the world, and digitally walk where explorers of the past have traveled, locate sunken ships, view plane and train crash sites, roam ancient ruins, survey battlefields and forts, discover undersea phenomena, research environmental disasters, find dinosaur fossil sites, digitally climb the tallest mountains, investigate famous crime scenes and learn about the rise, fall, and migration of civilization due to climate change.

Included is a select group of over 40 Google Maps, that are based on wide a selection of linked 100-year old, copyright-free, explorer eBooks and other reading material, that allow you to zoom in on the details of famous explorer expeditions. Each location plotted is cited with a quote, page reference, web link and/or other source. Those maps that are based on eBooks are indicated by this book symbol at the right, and you can read the book while viewing the map via the book link provided with each map.

In addition, the explorer maps also come with a Google Earth KML file that enables you to digitally walk these maps from location marker to location marker in 3D. Other KML files enable you to walk around ancient ruins, etc. in 3D. Other KML files enable you to see the location of a famous landscape painting in 3D, while viewing the painting of the scene at the same time, so that you can see how the painter interpreted the scene.





Below are just a few examples of the
many maps and activities on this site.



Track the battles of Alexander the Great. 
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Compare Aztec, Egyptian, Inca, Mayan
and Chinese Pyramids.

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Locate shipwrecks
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Investigate the Classic Castles of Europe.
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Apply weather to see how weather
played a role in ships sinking. 
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Examine the Topography of the Thermohaline Circulation
that influences our climate.

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Follow the Rise, Fall and Migration of Civilization
Due to Climate Change.

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Locate Commercial Airline Crash Sites. 
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Seek out the battle sites of
the American Revolution.
 

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Learn about these Environmental Disasters. 
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Or, study the oceanic trenches and other
undersea phenomena.
 

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Find dinosaur fossil sites.
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View famous paintings where they were painted
in Google Earth. 
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