ASSIGNMENT: Centennial & Sweet Auburn Field Trip


While on a field trip to Sweet Auburn Market, students interview locals to discover the location’s underexposed narratives. They search for “missing plaques,” or histories that could be told but were excluded for some reason. After the field trip, they must reflect on their own role in their experiences at the market, specifically how their use of electronic devices affected their time there. The final product is a series of short essays, none more than 300 words, derived from the students’ notes and memories of their experience at the market. The resources needed for this assignment, as written by this teacher, include: Digital Camera, access to Sweet Auburn Market.



Sarah O’Brien – English, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ruthie Yow – Ethnography, Georgia Institute of Technology