Prezi is a great alternative to using Powerpoint or other standard presentation lectures in your class. It is a cloud-based software that creates interesting, fluid, and animated presentations that will keep your students' attention. I have had great success with using these presentations in class.
If you want to see a SHORTENED, preview version of the presentation in order to get a sense of the animation, copy and paste the following link into your address bar:
The file that you receive will be a zip file that is completely self-contained. Simply extract the file, and play the presentation. There is no need for a Prezi account or any additional software.
This particular Prezi traces the path of the man and boy through the mountains and foothills of Appalachia and ending up on the coast of South Carolina. The entire presentation is based on images pulled from Google Earth. Each slide contains descriptions of the locations and corresponding quotes from the text.