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Geopolitics and Speculative Map Making: What Would the World Look Like If ...

Kirsten Bowman JD
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(726)
Each week in this ongoing class learners will be given a global event scenario and then re-imagine the world according to their speculation of how that event will affect the geopolitical map. Come enhance your geography, map making and political skills while meeting friends and having fun.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
This class is taught in English.
Learners will focus on geography, political science and current geopolitical events as they consider map making and use their critical thinking skills to imagine how various events will affect the global world.  
As a human rights lawyer who has lived and worked globally, covering issues such as water conflicts, refugee crises and civil wars while working for the UN, I am keenly aware of geo-politics and the potential ramifications of world events.  As an academic specializing in the UN Security Council, tasked with the maintenance of peace around the globe, I am regularly asked to map out potential scenarios and consider their ramifications.  I have taught on Outschool for four years and am comfortable bringing complex topics to younger learners.  
Each week learners should come with paper and pens or access to an online world building/ map making software program such as World Anvil or Wonderdraft.  A list of programs and their benefits will be provided in the classroom upon sign up.  No software program is required though, and learners may chose to use pens and paper will just as much success.  
Events scenarios could include disturbing or catastrophic global events such as nuclear disasters or global wars.  Sensitive learners who may already worry about the future of our planet should consider if this critical thinking exercise will bring greater anxiety and may not want to add additional stress to their weekly learning experience.  
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(726)
I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and completed my PhD in international law in 2023. 

I have travelled the world working for the UN as a... 
Group Class


1x per week
55 min

Completed by 183 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-16
3-14 learners per class

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