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What Objects Tell the Story of Your Life? | New York Times

What Objects Tell the Story of Your Life? | New York Times | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Carefully curating a limited set of objects has lately become a popular way for museums and historians to tell vast histories (e.g., the history of the world, or of New York City).

 

We can use the same approach to tell our personal histories as well. A sentimental T-shirt, a kindergarten drawing or a dog-eared book? What objects tell the story of your life?"

 

Read the related article Object Lessons in History then answer:

What objects tell the story of your life? Can you identify five or 10 objects that you would include in an exhibit or book about your life?

Why did you select each of those objects?

Do you think telling history through objects is a “a clever way to hook people on history”? Do objects tell a story that words or images aren’t able to convey quite as effectively?


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, October 2, 2014 2:31 AM

This is an exercise for students 13+.  But I think it's great for any age. Use it as a storytelling prompt.  Or try it as a team exercise by replacing "your life" with "our organization"  in the above prompts. Did everyone pick the same list of objects or were they wildly diverse? You could tell stories about each of the objects or you tell the story about why each person picked the objects they did.  Use them internally or externally.

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Writing Prompts, Blogging Prompts, Story Topic Generators, Photo Inspiration · Creativity-Portal.com

Writing Prompts, Blogging Prompts, Story Topic Generators, Photo Inspiration · Creativity-Portal.com | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Prompts, generators, and photo inspiration for writers, journalers, bloggers, and visual artists.

 

Writing, Blogging & Creative Travel Photo Prompts

 

Many writers and bloggers seek out articles, prompts, and story starters to get their creative juices flowing. Do you need an idea or a writing prompt or two to get you going too? If so, don't miss our Blogger.com recommended Imagination Prompt Generatoror our collaborative '365 Pictures' prompt-a-day feature.
We've also listed recommended resources outside of our domain featuring more free writing prompts, story starters, daily writing exercises, visual art prompts, and writing topic generators.

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Easily Create Awesome Video Stories on iPad Using Doodlecast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Easily Create Awesome Video Stories on iPad Using Doodlecast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Doodlecast for Kids is an iPad app that allows kids to draw on a whiteboard and record their voice while drawing; a kid's version for creating animated videos. Doodlecast for Kids has also a gallery of more than 20 story prompts to help struggling students. Students can either pick out one from the prompts or start from scratch.

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