Make a Map of Life

This project will generate an outline of life imagined as a sequence of events in a story. A story outline of life may begin with conception or birth and extend to death or eternity. Some storytellers choose to begin in the present and extend their story backward or forward into time.

Following the familiar form of beginning, middle, and end, make a timeline or map of the sequence of important events in your life story. Indicate your present position and the position of your First Memory, an Experience of the Unknown, and important Ceremonies, if any. As a group, compare and contrast your outlines. Create an outline of the events that are common to the entire group.