This map is a representation of how my current life has crossed paths with my family’s history in Juneau. Though I personally am not from Juneau originally I explain my connection to Juneau through my family history and the stories I grew up hearing. I have always naturally gravitated towards Juneau (especially downtown) and have always considered it my home – my heart was born here. I hope you take some time to read my descriptions, I tried to include some historic photos and a couple of links to information about this area.
I am looking forward to using Google MyMaps in the future, for personal use and teaching social studies or to share information about our culture and place names and locations to give them relevance to our students. It gave me a chance to talk to my mom about life growing up in Juneau, which inspires me to make this in a future lesson for students to connect with their own family history or speak with elders to unlock more memories and stories of life growing up in downtown Juneau for our Alaska Native families and how that connects with history and their current lives.