Lie to me twice, shame on me. But what if you lie to me with maps? No idea what happens then. But our class is prepared for that contingency now.
We talked about visual rhetoric this semester (which Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham said was a cool thing when he visited our school earlier this spring!). We talked about ethos, pathos, logos this semester, too. We talked about ways we persuade… even when we aren’t thinking about it, even when it’s only with an image.
As the spring term winds down, students are creating, or have created, their final projects: 1) an analysis of several maps using How to Lie with Maps, and 2) thoughts on the map of Montgomery they recreated for our partner writers at Oklahoma City University (we just exchanged maps at a symposium hosted by OCU on April 18).
Below are the blog pages where students from this Honors Composition II class created their map/research/writing projects.
- Gym Shorts and Cowboy Boots: SURREALITY
- Ink Paper Pen: How We Lied with Maps
- That Inane Laugh: Montgomery Map ~ Mission 1
- Live by the Truth Daily: Just a Little Lie
- Peace Love & Rock n Roll: Do You Lie With Maps?
- Spark of Insight: How I Lied With Maps
- Ink Slingerette: Hidden Culture: Life Within the Void
- Ink String Writing: The Hunger Map
- Writing Art Life: Lying and Telling the Truth with Maps
- Ignite the Underground: Montgomery Maps: Memories, Music, and Meals
- Great Spam: Map Spam