Local to Global Learning with the Global Madison Self Guided Walking Tour

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@ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How can local landscapes help us to think critically about global interdependencies and inequalities? Global Madison is a mobile map designed to support teaching and learning about globalization using Madison, Wisconsin, as a situated classroom. Using images and narration, the map takes students on a unique tour of the city, reexamining familiar landmarks to reveal their transnational linkages.

Join Gareth Baldrica-Franklin and Stephen Young, two of the creators of Global Madison, on Tuesday September 26th at 4pm, for a virtual talk where they will discuss how the map was created, and how it can be used to support learning across a wide range of educational settings.

Stephen Young is an Associate Professor of Geography and International Studies at UW-Madison, and the Faculty Director of IRIS NRC. He received a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Washington in 2010 and holds Master’s and bachelor’s degrees in sociology from the University of Edinburgh and University of Leeds, respectively. His primary academic interests are in economic geography, development studies, and urban and political geography. Professor Young teaches courses in international studies, global poverty and inequality, economic and human geography, and research design. He conducts research in India and is an affiliate of UW-Madison’s Center for South Asia. He is a 2017 recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Gareth Baldrica-Franklin is a graduate student in Geography at UW-Madison.

This event is organized with educators in mind, but all are welcome to join. Learn how you can use the Global Madison mobile map with your students, or how you could use your local landscape to learn and teach about globalization. Register with the “Register Here” button below:

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