Most of us, consciously or unconsciously, carry in our heads annotated maps of the places we love. Maine Coast Semester English teacher Sarah Rebick asked her “Literature and the Land” students each to make a map of “the place they think of as home,” she explains, at the start of Semester 63 in September. Those maps included depictions ranging from a desktop to summer camps and family homes and even a New Mexico ski mountain.
That was then. Last week, Rebick asked those same students, now finishing their four months here, to become cartographers again. This time, they had to draw personal maps of Chewonki Neck with notes to explain the significance of highlighted features. The result is a wonderful exhibition that captures the community life of Maine Coast Semester 63, inside cabins and around the peninsula, through multiple, very personal lenses.