This mapping project examines stop and frisk data and public housing data.
In this talk we will demonstrate a map illustrating the path traveled by the protagonist of the novel The Dewey Decimal System by Nathan Larson. We will discuss how interactive mapping tools can be used to enhance literacy.
Students mapped a work of fiction by charting one character’s movements through New York City. The result is a resource that enhances a reader’s experience and gestures toward ways in which stories may become truly intertextual. In this project, our group created an interactive map using Prezi for the book It’s Like This, Cat written by Emily Cheney Neville which is about the friendship between 14-year-old Dave Mitchell and his college-aged friend Tom, and the cat that brought them together. Among other things, this map includes sites that Dave and Tom visited such as: the 59th Street Bridge, the New York Public Library, and Coney Island with interactive features including embedded videos, discussion questions, and activities geared to middle-grades students.