For the past week, my social studies students have been working on their Life Map exercise. A Life Map is a map in which each student plots out significant events in their life in chronological order. Students were asked to use photographs or images that depict/describe certain events in their life.
Students were asked to put these photos on either paper, poster board, or submit electrically. Above is an example of a life map that was submitted electrically, created by a student in my 4th hour class. He focused on certain areas in the state of Arkansas where he or his family has lived. He also used pictures to describe features that are specific to those areas. Notice in the southern part of the state, he used a picture of a swamp, alligator, and oil rig to describe what the area was like.