Mapping the Journey with GIS
Friday, April 24, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
EE Week Event
"River Journey: Exploring the Value of the Mississippi River," a year long place-based, experiential, environmental education project at River's Edge Academy in St. Paul, will culminate June 4th, 2015 at the charter high school's Celebration of Learning and senior graduation event on the Minnesota Showboat, at the edge of the Mississippi River.
|Student Entry in a GIS Story Map from River Journey|
|Researcher, Nenette Luarca-Shoaf |
and High School Humanities Teacher, Sky Davey
at River's Edge Academy
To support that exploration, Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota, visited the class on Monday, April 20th, to share her research as an art historian, on the role and perception of maps of the Mississippi River in the 1800's. She showed a variety of map examples to highlight questions such as:
|Detail of ribbon map from 1800's |
showing the city of Vicksburg
Who is the map maker and who is the audience?
How was the map displayed?
In what context was the map used?
What was its purpose?
What was the access to the map, and by whom?
What was the influence of the map?
Nenette will be presenting this Thursday, April 23rd at the University of Minnesota in a related talk, titled, "Image as Levee: the Mississippi River before Mark Twain" speaking about maps as well as other images of the Mississippi River.
Thanks, Nenette for your time and insights!