Use the guidelines and the example to help students create maps that tell the story of themselves. Be sure to cover the key terms before you have them create the maps. Their "My Map of Me" project is intended to help them establish connections with other students in class while learning basic map skills such as: using a compass rose to show the cardinal directions, working with scale, and creating and reading map keys. The lesson can be accompanied with a write up that answers the question: "How does your map help us understand who you are better?" The students love it!