Using Google Earth my students took an imaginary trip across Canada exploring different cities. I copied each student 6 travel journals and each day they would record where they were going, with who and what time. They also were able to imagine travelling by boat, train, plane etc... This was a fun activity which incorporated technology. You can include Math by having students research the cost of a plane ticket to their destination and providing a budget for each trip etc... This could be a completely cross curricular assignment.