I recently learned about Meograph. It is a free on-line program that allows you to create interactive on-line stories using multimedia, maps, and links in a timeline format. You can watch a demo that shows you how to use it. I really loved the Google Earth aspect to this. You can tell a story from any place on the earth you want to. When you tell where you were when the story happened, you can zoom in and out on the earth to show more or less detail in the map.
I created a Meograph to tell about a mission trip I participate in for a number of years. You could use this for field trips or to have students do book reports to tell about where and when something happened.
Meograph is very intuitive. It was so very easy to use. Try it out! It takes just a short time to investigate and learn how to use.