Day 13: Sites of Memory

One of my favorite things about memories is how they can attach themselves to physical places and objects. Today’s class is all about understanding that phenomenon through reading Levi Romero’s “Woodstove of My Childhood”.

Goal: to understand how memory attaches to objects and places.


  • Your students may need some additional support throughout this lesson, because they are learning a new language to describe how memory attaches itself to objects/spacesĀ and because they are combining these ideas with collective memory. This is a big jump, though it may not feel like it. So, be sure to give more thorough explanations and lots of examples from your own personal life if you sense they need additional guidance.