Assignment

Digital Maps with HistoryPin

Submitted by Paizha Stoothoff on March 11th, 2021
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Short Description: 

This assignment was created in lieu of a physical tour of Literary Los Angeles (for a Literary L.A. course). Students worked on a 3-week project to create digital maps (see assignment attached for details about what maps included). The library workshop occured in week 1, after students formed groups and shared to a discussion post in Canvas what author/region/text they would focus on. The Liaison Librarian and Archivist led the library session.

Attachments: 
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Assignment designed collaboratively by Librarian and ProfessorDownloaded 40 times28.75 KB
Lesson Plan_Literary LA HistoryPin.docxDownloaded 35 times26.06 KB
LibraryVisit_Literary LA and HistorPin.pptxDownloaded 62 times7.22 MB
Learning Outcomes: 

By the time you complete this assignment you will:

  • Know how to find and add digital archival objects and open web images to Historypin
  • Think creatively and critically about how to use digital objects to create an interactive digital collection with a map included.
  • Understand copyright ownership and cite pinned objects properly in Historypin.
Discipline: 
EnglishHistory

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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

The assignment took place mid-way through a Literary Los Angeles course. It was a 3-week assignment. The library workshop occurred in week one, after students formed groups and shared to a discussion post in Canvas what author/region/text they would focus on. The Liaison Librarian and Archivist led the library session.

Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

I did not spend too much time on registration, since that can take up valuable class time. Provide remote resources (a guide, slides, handouts) to assist w/ registration remotely.

Suggested Citation: 
Stoothoff, Paizha. "Digital Maps with HistoryPin." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2021. https://www.projectcora.org/assignment/digital-maps-historypin.