Neighborhood Map Gallery Walk

16 Mar

ar137714007861875Due to MAP Testing this week, we had to postpone our gallery walk to Thursday and Friday. We will have some special guests coming to our classes to see your project. You need to be prepared to talk about your map and the Out of Eden Learn project. Here are some things you need to think about before this activity.

1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?

2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?

3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?

Please make sure all maps are turned in by Wednesday at the latest and add your story to the document we shared with you. Some of you need to make small revisions to your story.

17 Responses to “Neighborhood Map Gallery Walk”

  1. Enzo Sicaire March 17, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    The reason why Paul is doing this journey is to get to know more the people, about their cultures and religion. I think that the Neighbourhood project is important so that we can get to know others and what is their everyday feeling in their neighbourhood. Something I’ve learned is the names of my my neighbours.

    • Mr. Martin March 18, 2015 at 5:42 am #

      Enzo, I am glad you learned the names of your neighbors. I think that’s a nice step, a small step, but a good one. In France, do you know your neighbors, or people (usually) friendly with their neighbors? I am curious about other countries and their general feelings about neighbors.

  2. Vikram March 17, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    Unlike normal journalists that come to a place with newsflash they fly in and fly out faster than a blink of the eye. Paul wants to get more detail and learn more as a journalist with “slow journalism
    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    Since we use maps to represent Paul we could use it to represent us.
    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighbourhood through this activity?
    I learnt that my house is close to the German Consulate General

    • Mr. Martin March 18, 2015 at 5:44 am #

      Vikram,

      These are some good responses. I hope you learned a few things about your neighborhood through this activity. Understanding what slow journalism is important to this project and understanding Paul’s journey.

  3. Samara March 17, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    Paul decided to start something called ‘Slow Journalism’ where he walks for 7 years. He is following the path of the Early Humans.

    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    Paul is seeing the world through his eyes and writing the articles so we need to see our neighbourhood in our eyes and make a map of it. He writes articles and we make maps.

    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighbourhood through this activity?
    I learnt that my house is in a very safe area because no robberies or anything like that happens. 🙂

    • Mr. Martin March 18, 2015 at 5:45 am #

      Samara,

      You are lucky to live in safe area. I feel the same way. I have lived in six countries outside of the U.S. In general, I find Chennai to be a very safe city and place (except for the driving!). I think low crime rate is not something people consider when thinking about Chennai. We are lucky.

  4. Snehan March 18, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    Paul Salopek is doing this because he wants to know different people culture as a journalist.I think the neighborhood map is a very good idea because you get to know their neighborhood and their city.Something I learned is that their everyday life.

  5. Nolan March 18, 2015 at 6:22 am #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    Paul’s Journey is a slow-journalism multi-step walk he is going to take around the world in 7 years.

    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    My map was made by me, walking around my neighbourhood. While I was walking around, I was at some point a journalist trying to get details from his local area.

    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?
    I discovered this small street within my street. I also realized there was way more house in my local area than I thought.

  6. Mutsumi Furuhashi ꉂꉂ ( ˆᴗˆ ) March 18, 2015 at 6:23 am #

    1. It’s a project that you walk all the world with the rout that ancient human walked.
    2. You can find new things that was really close to you
    3. It was so fun to see out side. I can see new things like there was school near to my house

  7. Jaehoon Jeong March 18, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?

    I would explain like he started to walk for 7 year plan. He wants to know better about this world and people. He is fallowing the route of Early Humans.

    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?

    Just like he takes video or pictures of his place in out of eden page, I draw my map to show where I live and which environment I live in.

    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?

    Things that I learned through this project is that I get to know about my house location better.

  8. SooYoun March 18, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    Paul is different than other journalist. Because, he is walking all time, and he is taking 7 years to travel.
    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    To make my map, I went by car to see my neighbor. It is close to my house but I never been there so it was new for me. And I think Paul is thinking same. He is walking everyday exploring new places.
    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?
    I learnt that I can visit my neighbor one more time.

  9. Futa Takahashi March 18, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    I explain Paul’s journey as very slow but really detailed. He moves along very slow not like normal journalists who just go in, walk, finish fast and go home. Paul take time on each and every places and things. He observes it too.

    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    We both are observing what is close to ourself.
    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?
    I learned that 10 years ago, my neighbourhood was empty. There was nothing. This was kind of surprising to me because there is so much thing near my neighbourhood right now.

  10. Lucian March 18, 2015 at 6:45 am #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    What in my opinion Paul is trying to tell us is that we live in many different culture but we don’t know that sometimes we live in them. Like he wants us too look around and see whats going on and experience every moment.
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    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    My map relates to his journey because it made me realize that my neighborhood had things I had never seen before and i bet that Paul also had seen new things in his journey. H is also writing about what he sees so that is also what I am doing with what I saw but I didn’t write it I drew it.
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    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?
    Something new I learned was that my neighborhood has many things that I had never noticed.

  11. Perrine March 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    Paul is doing a 7 years journey around the world to see how the world changed over time. His path is about the same as the prehistoric people took.

    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    Our map relates to what Paul is doing because he is learning more about what’s around him so he wanted to do the same so we learn about different things than stuff that we learn at school.

    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?
    Something I’ve learnt about this project is that it is actually hard to draw a map. I didn’t go out in my street and look around but I noticed that the sea is very far from my house. I also noticed that I am very lucky to be away from the main road because I can’t hear the cars and I don’t smell the bad air. I feel bad for the poor people who have to sleep like that. (And there are so many poor people!!!)

  12. Conner Browne March 19, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    The way I would explain Paul’s journey is that he is a man that wants to see the world for what it really is and see things and experience things that people would only dream of.

    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    My map relates to what Paul is doing in the sense of ”slow journalism” a little like what our ancestors did when they mapped out our lands, and this relates too when Paul was in Ethiopia and he saw the man that charged everyones phone for just a few cents.I mean like come on, in the photos that Paul took of this place the shop looks so small and hard to notice so he would of had to be looking slowly at everything (slow journalism) to notice the charging booth.

    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?
    Something new and interesting I learned about my neighborhood was that people and animals live harder lives then we think, I saw a family of four, a mother,father,daughter and son all living in a small hut smaller then Mr Martins classroom. All they had inside was their beds and prized possessions, not even a toilet was inside and also whilst I was out I saw a dog that had so many fleas and ticks it looked like it was about to die (My parents actual called a vet to help this little pup it was going to die)

  13. Minki March 19, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    Paul is following the first human migration path. As he goes along the way he interact with people in that place and finds out their everyday life and their culture.

    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    The map relates to what Paul is doing because part if the Paul’s journey is to interact with people in that place, so finding out more and something new that I never knew about relates to what Paul is doing.

    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighborhood through this activity?
    Something I find interesting is that there new places that I never have been before even though I have lived in this place. Just a walk and looking close at something that really led me to find new things. That is some thing I find interesting.

  14. adityathota March 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    1) How would you explain Paul’s journey or the Out of Eden Walk?
    Paul’s main focus on this 7-year project is a really big emphasis on “slow journalism”. Unlike other journalists Paul is not just doing on city or a country, he is doing the world. Trying to follow the path of early humans should be a slow journalism because you can not know all the difficulties and the problems our ancestors faced in one month or a year.

    2) How does your map relate to what Paul is doing?
    My map relates on a well… slow walk in the neighbourhood. This is like the smallest prototype of Paul’s journey. I noticed things that I won’t usually expect in a neighbourhood. I noticed that were bad and wrong and things that were good and right. I thought that it was a great idea for Mr. Martin to give the idea of taking a walk.

    3) What is something new or interesting you learned about your neighbourhood through this activity?
    As I learned many good things and bad things. First off, there is this big dumpster. It is so big that you could throw stuff in it everyday and even after two months it still wouldn’t be fill.The problem is nobody throws anything in it. In fact, they throw everything outside the dumpster. Second off, now that there is a new construction our noise levels are increasing. They’re so loud I can here the construction all the way from my house which on the other side of the street. Trust me, it’s a big street.

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