Community Map Making

Project Description

This project began with the creation of hand-drawn maps by 3rd graders at the Marion Cross School in Norwich. After completing these intricate drawings, the students then went out into the community to photograph places on their maps that were important to them.

As a project affiliated with the World Story Exchange, the second phase of the experience was for students to share the maps and photos with their peers in Cambodia who were also participating in a World Story Exchange workshop to make their own maps.

At the end of the project, the students met one another virtually via an online “Skype call” - thus completing the exchange of maps and artwork in actual conversation.