Story Maps at school: teaching and learning stories with maps


  • Miriam Marta Sapienza
  • Paolo Osso


Storytelling is the art of involving the emotions and the imagination of people by telling stories. Map-based Storytelling can be very useful to transmit knowledge in several topics, focusing on where the stories take place. In this paper we explore the opportunities offered by Storytelling with maps in didactics. In particular we refer to the set of different applications offered by Esri to build Story Maps based on different approaches and techniques. We also describe a project, promoted by Esri Italia in collaboration with the Italian Association of Geography Teachers, that involved several Italian schools, to spread the concept of Story Maps and their role in teaching and learning different topics.


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