Present Mapping PowerPoint* and discuss the various forms of maps: 3-dimensional, representational, geographical, typographical, et al.2. Personal Maps
Students are instructed to draw a map of their neighborhood and identify locations meaningful to them. Students will first construct a map of their community, and map ten places of interest using the questionnaire (link goes here). Next, students will take a sheet of acetate, to place over their maps and describe why they chose each point of interest.3. Map Presentations
Students present their maps to the class, identifying personal connections to individual "hotspots". Students are encouraged to comment on each other's selections: What makes a location the best place for a hamburger? What is the history behind a particular street or alley?4. Wall Sized Map & Hotspots
Students are introduced to the concept of "hotspots," which is a person(s), place, or object of interest, that collectively form the narrative of their neighborhood. Students are then encouraged to add their favorite hotspots to the wall-sized map. From this point, students are encouraged to pin notes, photos and articles, to begin their research. This will serve as a hub for discussion and development for "hotspots" throughout the workshops. Collateral could include menus from restaurants, articles on events or history of particular places, or photos taken by students.Neighborhood Examples:
Laptop, Projector, Paper, Writing & Drawing Materials, Acetate, Student handouts (Printed Map of Neighborhood)Instructor Resources
Mapping PPT (various types of maps), Wall-sized map of neighborhood & push pins, Personal Map Brainstorming Questions handoutStandards
This workshop meets the following education standards: CCCS - Speaking & Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2), Grades 9 - 12; CCCS - Speaking & Listening - Presentation & Knowledge of Ideas (5), Grades 9 - 12; Visual Arts Content Standards - 5. 0 Connections, Relationships, ApplicationsAssignment
If time permits, students should be encouraged to take their maps and develop them further until presented in class. Perhaps they share them with their family and friends for advice.