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  • Feb 02, 2022
Name: Emily
Demographic: mid 20s woman from the Midwest
Descriptive Title: High School Teacher
Quote: “I enjoy watching my students interact with digital resources and being able to really see them learning.”
A Day in a Life Narrative:

Every year, Emily has to decide how she will plan out her lessons for her sophomore level American History class. She could always use the same resources that she used last year, but she has made it a goal to use new digital resources in the classroom this year. She has spent her summer learning how to use classroom technology such as her smartboard. She is pretty technology savvy but worries that not all her incoming students will be on the same level with comfortability with technology. Emily finds the interactive digital map of Shenandoah National Park from 1935 and decides to plan a lesson plan using this resource. This digital resource has a simple and user-friendly interface that her students will be able to interact with easily. The interactive elements make this digital map a natural choice as she can use her smartboard when using this resource. This resource also has pop outs to learn more about the different aspects on the map. She now does not need to gather additional resources for this lesson, as it is all included on this interactive map.
End Goals:

Emily wants a free digital resource to use in her American History class. She does not want to deal with a complicated resource that will be difficult for her students to use. The goal would be that this digital map has interactive elements incorporated for her students to get involved with while learning. Emily also wants a resource that is all inclusive as she does not have a lot of extra time to go searching for research materials to go along with this lesson.
Emily a young teacher from the Midwest.
Name: Anthony
Demographic: Late 60s man from the East Coast
Descriptive Title: Frequent National Park Visitor and Map Collector
Quote: “I enjoy looking at historic maps, even better if I can visit that place.”
A Day in a Life Narrative:

Now that Anthony has settled into retirement, he is planning his next trip to visit a national park. He has visited Shenandoah National Park many years ago and is thinking about returning for another trip. He has also came across the digital map of Shenandoah National Park from the year 1935, which sparked his interest in returning to the park. The interactive elements of the digital map were easy to use and he was able to easily learn more about the park from this historic map. Anthony is not great with technology and was happy to not have to had any special software or download anything to have access to this digital resource. Anthony enjoyed being able to zoom in on the different elements as traditional maps can pose a challenge with his eyesight. This interactive map also had information about the park’s history and about the people would lived there before the establishment of the park, as an avid history buff this made Anthony very happy to learn something new about the place he plans to visit.
End Goals:

Anthony enjoys looking at historic maps, especially of places he would to go visit. Anthony is not the most technologically savvy, so a digital map must be easy to use and have a simple design using not additional software. The map that is to be viewed on a screen must be able to have a feature to zoom in. He wants to learn how to use a digital map, but is intimated at where to start. Anthony also enjoys history and likes a bit of context with viewing historic maps.
Anthony a retired man that enjoys map collecting and visiting National Parks.

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