Maps are instruments of power and can affect our understanding of issues and data depending on who is telling the story. It is our job as map consumers and educators to think critically about what maps are showing us (and what they aren’t). In Empowering Maptivists, course participants will explore the unique power of maps to make sense of the world around us. The course will provide clear pathways for helping students explore issues in their own communities and use spatial understanding to advocate for change.
This course has been designed with the generous support of the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library.
Professional Development Hours
Fall/Spring 6-week Course: 35
Summer 1-week Course: 25
- Maps As Tools To Address Social Issues
- The Racialization of Space
- Exploring Environmental Justice Through Data