Build a Timeline or Map (7% of grade)

Time and place are two important ways to visualize the story that you are trying to tell. You will investigate using maps and timelines to help to visually interpret your topic. Your map/timeline can cover a small incident or tell the main story of your topic. It can include links to items, as well as descriptions of events and places that you are not covering in your exhibit. It should stand on its own as a historical resource. Your map/timeline can be incorporated into your web exhibit (see Omeka tips for instructions).

We will go over how to choose which best suits your project and the best tool to use in class on Week 13. **Your map/timeline is due Week 14: April 15*.

Your Map/Timeline

Add 10-15 places or events that have some coherence to your topic. You can map birthplaces of historical figures, literary references, or a walking tour relating to your digital archive.

To get the URL for your map, select "Link" from the left column. Cut and paste the URL that it provides to your student page.

Grading Criteria

Does the map/timeline have at least 10 items?
Are there links or images on the points?
Is the text informative and interesting?
Does the map/timeline hold together as a walking tour or topical map?

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