Storyboards/Story Maps

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Aims of the activity

Support learners to gather stories on a specific topic by either telling stories or finding them online.

Resources, Materials needed

- Storyboard task sheet.
- Story Maps task sheet.
- Cameras/smartphones.
- Photo editing facilities.
- Audio and/or video recording devices.

Duration in minutes

60 minutes +

Step-by-step - what has to be done

1. Ask participants to identify different topics/issues that are relevant to their lives (i.e. unemployment, education, hate crime etc.) and select one to focus gathering stories on OR tell the participants about the topic they are going to gather stories on.
2. Explain the concept of Storyboards OR Story Maps to the participants using the relevant task sheet (if appropriate).
3. Support participants to either draw a storyboard OR map out a story that details an event from their lives pertinent to the topic chosen to focus on (see step 1). These can be using the templates on the task sheets OR on A3/flipchart paper.
4. Facilitate a group review of the stories. You could replicate a similar activity to the “Learning From Stories” activity.
5. Support participants to produce a digital version of the stories by either:

  1. Creating a photo storyboard using digital cameras from the hand drawn versions and add captions to them using an image editing application/software such as Pixlr.
  2. Recording the mapped stories as audio or video files using smartphones, tablets, voice recorders or camcorders.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are adressed?

Gather digital stories on a specific topic.

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