My Life Map

Suggested Grades



Students will learn and appreciate the major events that have happened in their own lives as well as others. This activity emphasizes that a person’s experiences greatly determine what kind of person they are.


  • a very large piece of paper or tagboard
  • glue
  • scissors
  • magazines
  • construction paper
  • markers, pencil crayons, paint


  • Ask each student to make a list of the major events in their lives, beginning at their birth and working towards the present.
  • Have students transfer this list into a visual map of their life on to a very large piece of paper or tagboard. Allow and encourage students to use a wide variety of materials and mediums. Photographs from home would also be nice if possible.
  • Display the Life Maps and have each student present their own to the rest of the class.