Mapping Our LA Roots

Mapping Our LA Roots

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Inspired by Rebecca Solnit's trilogy of atlases and essays focusing on three other major U.S. cities, students in Ms. Witham's 10th grade classes used this model to launch an oral history project designed to collect stories of their roots, and how they all came to inhabit this unique city of ours.

Students interviewed elders in their families and neighborhoods who shared stories of their connection to the city, while accompanying student-designed maps convey the journey of these elders. This project showed students how vast and varied family histories can be, and how all of these family stories are interwoven into the fabric of Los Angeles.

 

Designed by: Alice Hom