Shown above is my 10 minute "Cap'n Crunch Map" of my neighborhood, showing my favorite running paths, libraries, schools, etc. My particular cartographic rendering is not a mapping marvel, but this ESRI tool is. For a base map you can select a topographic map, street map of satellite image and it is "scale-able" at a neighborhood, national or global extent. You can draw shapes or annotate right on top of any given map and then print or save as a PNG file. This would be a great resource to get students to literally map out their neighborhood, or have them map out regions of the United States or the World. Also, for teaching in front of the class, if you've ever wanted to make your own annotations on a map and draw right on it, this would perfectly fit those needs.