There has been this trend to map either individual stories or certain events, or works of fiction to bring them to life in geographical terms.
The most obvious ways to use this would be to have students map out stories of their clients, clearly refugees, immigrants, and those who have moved a lot are best suited for this type of product. Alternatively, social services may be mapped in an area in this way as well. Finally, there are already maps that can readily be used in certain courses with a historical perspective.
Bringing local awareness: Mapping Gunfire near DC Schools
Bringing international awareness: Mapping the Syrian Civil War
What other ideas may you have for your online and on-campus courses?