This program focused on blending traditional resources from the special collection with modern technology to educate students about their city. Students worked with physical maps to locate themselves and their stories within Nashville, then used Google Maps to digitally combine all their stories on one map. Students used oral histories from the library’s collection to map narratives of other Nashvillians.
This program combined genealogy, mapping and oral histories to help create a more inclusive picture of the city. The program was part of a partnership with the Space, Learning and Mobility (SLaM) Lab at Peabody College’s Department of Teaching and Learning and was supported by a Public Scholarship Fellowship from the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt.
Nashville Public blended traditional resources with modern technology to educate students about their city.