Global Mapping

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Participants develop a global map from reflecting on their everyday life and how it irelates to a globally relevant topic, for example, CO2 pollution.

Time 1-2 hours

Material paper and pens for creating the map, maybe photos

Group Size 15-35 people

Keywords global interconnections, fairness, human rights, wealth




Creativity-book-cover.png N. Zimmermann, E. Leondieva, M. Gawinek-Dagargulia


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  • Participants become aware of the global dimensions of their personal items and things.
  • They strengthen their creative thinking by cross-linking ideas.
  • They strengthen their critical thinking ability.



  • Ask participants to create a map of the training session, the venue or their school.
  • Add every place that they associate somehow with globalization.
  • Participants then examine their own bags, clothes, lunchbox, computer room, smartphone, the materials the venue is built with .. and reflect on how it relates to CO2 emissions or global labor inequalities.
  • Have participants sketch the items, one card per item, and write a short description of every item.
  • The whole class then attaches the cards on the big training map.
  • The leading question is: Why and in what way are these icons (products, places, histories) related to CO2 and globalization?


  • Why and in what way are these icons (products, places, histories) related to CO2 and globalization? Ingrid Schwarz

Director of the regional Niederösterreich branch of Südwind (AT). Distinguished expert and lecturer for civic education, global learning (among others universities in Vienna and Krems (AT).