Digital Maps with HistoryPin

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

The assignment was created by Librarian Paizha Stoothoff in collaboration with a Professor teaching Literary Los Angeles. In lieu of a physical tour, students worked on a 3-week project to create digital maps (see assignment attached for details about what maps included). 

Assignment designed collaboratively by Librarian and ProfessorDownloaded 487 times28.75 KB
Lesson Plan_Literary LA HistoryPin.docxDownloaded 545 times26.06 KB
LibraryVisit_Literary LA and HistorPin.pptxDownloaded 686 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.

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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.

Additional Instructor Resources (e.g. in-class activities, worksheets, scaffolding applications, supplemental modules, further readings, etc.): 

See above

Assessment or Criteria for Success
Assessment Short Description: 
Measure learning outcomes against final map projects.
Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

I didn't spend too much time in-class with registration (limited it to 5-minute overview). This turned out to be a good call, since registration is pretty straightforward and it can take up valuable class time!

Suggested Citation: 
Stoothoff, Paizha. "Digital Maps with HistoryPin." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2021.