When they have read the first 2 chapters of The Cay, students can use this assignment to build contextual knowledge. They create a personalized map in Google Maps to plot significant places in The Cay (list includes Willemstad, Aruba, Norfolk, Germany, China, Scotteghat, Panama, Miami, Charlotte Amali, etc). They use the line drawing tool to plot Phillip and his mother's route to Norfolk, connecting the places they have marked. The map can easily be shared with the teacher using the "share" option which sends a link to each student's map as an email. Students enjoyed this activity and helped them visualize the key places in the novel as they read.