Story Maps & Timelines
Create more immersive digital storytelling experiences by incorporating story maps and timelines.
StoryMaps combine images, maps, videos, text, and other media to create rich digital narratives allowing students to explore topics from multiple perspectives.
A well-constructed Timeline allows us to see the patterns and connections that matter and can help readers explore a topic through time and geography.
Below are links to resources for creating StoryMaps and Timelines.
Timelines – General Tips
1. Create a clear narrative. The most effective timelines are those that provide a well-constructed narrative. Though presented in a visual form, timelines are much like any research paper or story; they work best when they have a good organizational structure and the order of the argument makes sense.
2. Incorporate a range of media. Images are only one way to ground your text. Charts, maps, primary documents, links to other sources, and video can give your project a more robust feel and provide your reader with further avenues to explore on the topic.
3. Reference external content. Timelines let you present a broad range of information. If there are authoritative sources (eg. Websites, journal articles) that cover the subject, consider linking directly to them.