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Global Closet Calculator

Global Closet Calculator

Interactive. The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your own closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.

Grades

6 - 10

Subjects

Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography

Program
Geography Awareness Week

Have your students discover their own global network by completing the "Global Closet Calculator"—a two-part interactive game that introduces the concepts of interdependence and globalization. In the first part, students can see the ways in which their clothes and accessories connect them to people and places around the world. The second part will call on their critical thinking and geographic decision-making skills in an adventurous investigative journey. Students will consider different values and points of view while making a pair of jeans and an MP3 player to earn badges reflecting those choices. Where will your student go?

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Editors
Kim Hulse, National Geographic Society
Justine Kendall, National Geographic Society
Daniel Raven-Ellison
Jessica Shea
Creator
The Workshop
Consultant
Margaret Rogers
other
Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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