Digital Project 1: Map time and place in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower

Set up Google Drive to create a directory for your work in this class. Work with TimeMapper: Save a TimeMapper Google Sheets template to your Google Drive folder. Develop the Google Sheets file following the template to describe events in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and record their timespans and locations. Visualize the timemap using TimeMapper’s web form.

Include on your TimeMapper at least five contextual events from our world (either from the time when Octavia Butler was writing this novel, or in the past 10 to 20 years), that relate to events in this book. For example, you might look up “desalination plant in CA”, or “world migration” or learn more about fires and how they threaten communities on the west coast. Find some specific events with links and media to pin in time and place on your Time Mapper as related in some way the events in the novel, and in your description make a brief, specific connection between the event you’re linking and a passage/episode in Butler’s novel.

Your Time Mapper for this novel should include at least 20 total events (it may contain more), at least 5 of which are contextual (though you may include more). You will complete it along with a reflective essay based on your reading of the novel and your plotting of events in time and space.