Edgar Allan Poe Tried & Failed to Crack the Mysterious Murder Case of Mary Rogers - Working in the spring of 1842, Edgar Allan Poe transported Mary’s tale to Paris &, in “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt,” gave her a more Francophone name (& a job in a perfume shop), but the details otherwise match exactly. The opening of Poe’s story makes his intent clear.
Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.