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Map Your Streets & Tell Us Its Stories

By Allie Mariano, 826 New Orleans

Students will tell stories about their neighborhoods and create maps that document change. The end result is a better understanding of a map’s ability to demonstrate the history behind fixed points.


Grades 8–12




1 Session: 60-90 Minutes

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Lesson instructions

What Your Students Will Learn

In this lesson, students document the history they encounter every day and reflect on their part in the overall changes in their community.

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Students explore moments of life in their community using written and visual mediums and building the larger pieces of a city’s story one piece at a time, brainstorming notes, expanding these notes into stories, and ultimately creating visual maps to represent how small moments can reflect larger changes in a city.

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