Week 2: USA in perspective
This week centers on putting the USA in perspective. Comparing and contrasting with other countries helps folks question the propaganda that says “we’re #1”. The USA falls behind other countries in many indicators of justice and wellbeing, particularly regarding women. This lesson helps folks question the myth of US exceptionalism and superiority.
These materials are designed for small group work with 1 hour of real-time conversation. Folks do individual reading, watching and writing before having a conversation with their group.
These materials are meant to be used individually: to watch, read and write, ideally 24 hours before the group conversation begins.
This is a guideline for the 1-hour group conversation. It gives folks questions to discuss together, problems to solve, and an idea of how much time to devote to each part.