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HON 430 1001 Changing Notions of National Identity (Kepka): StoryMaps

Getting Started with StoryMaps (Link to Guide)

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Let's compare some StoryMaps

Take a look at the StoryMaps on this page under the Maps Tell Stories heading to explore.

1. Make a note of at least one effective use of a map.

2. If there is a map or a navigation feature that strikes you as not effective, note that too.

3. Is the storyteller encouraging you to make comparisons or notice changes (over time, between places, among people)? Try to nail down one example of something that prompts the reader to ask a question or draw a conclusion. 


Additional Readings

Building your StoryMap

Tips for Saving Your Work

While ArcGIS is a great web platform for creating a StoryMap, it isn't without its problems. Here are a few tips to help you make sure your work is being saved along the way.

1. Create a folder and save everything you need in Google Drive - This includes all the photos that you would like to use, your narrative text, and your Storymap Builder chart. That way you have everything in one convenient place that you can access anywhere.

2. Publish often - Clicking the Publish option makes your story public and findable, but it's also a great way to ensure that everything up to that point has been saved. So be sure to click the Publish button frequently as you create your StoryMap.

Submitting Your StoryMap

You will need to submit the link to your completed StoryMap for your final grade. Follow the steps below to do so.

  1. Log in to your ArcGIS StoryMaps and click on your created and published story.
  2. Look toward the top right corner of the screen and located the "link" icon.
  3. Click the icon to copy your story's URL.
  4. Paste this URL into your assignment submission.

Your ArcGIS StoryMaps Account

  1. Visit the link above.
  2. Click Sign in, then Create a public account.

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