"Big Dreams Idea Mapper” enables students to concretely draw connections between the events and themes in the documentary “Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams” and the students’ lives, homes, and community. To create an idea map, students first choose a graphic organizer, such as a topic chart, Venn diagram, or timeline. They then add text and images. Completed idea maps can be emailed, printed, or shared using a web link. Tips on how to use “Big Dreams Idea Mapper” accompany the resource.