What is Narrative Atlas?
Narrative Atlas is an initiative that helps students develop new skills to communicate and collaborate with overseas counterparts, gain knowledge of the global challenges represented by the SDGs, and take action in their community in response to these challenges.
To power the Narrative Atlas initiative, MapWorks Learning has developed a customized online platform to facilitate classroom-to-classroom collaboration around the SDGs. The platform is a private, password-protected, invitation-only space.
When teachers and students work together with counterparts in other places to tackle real-world problems, learning becomes more engaging and learners see how their studies connect to their futures and how their futures connect to the world. As a natural outcome of their collaboration, young people make new friends and deepen understanding by sharing their stories through direct communication, videoconferencing, video production, mapmaking, and other digital media. School-to-school relationships can last a couple months or many years and the friendships last for a lifetime.