Radical reimagining: Changing the world from the roots
This lesson plan is focused on utopia. It's a thinking exercise to help us focus on what we want in an ideal society. It has a VERY long-term view, a 500-year span with the goal of first dreaming big, and then figuring out how to get there. If we can envision where we're going it will help us reverse-engineer and show us what our next step needs to be. I'm proposing some imagining exercises to get us away from trying to solve collective problems with individualized approaches. I'm hoping we can use all our amazing brilliance and potential to solving the most important question: HOW do we want to live together?
These are the preparation materials, which would traditionally be the more passive, lecture component of the class. These are the materials that my students work with before we get together in class.
This worksheet is what we would be doing in a 2-hour class period, where we have a chance to work together. This time is especially valuable because you can really apply the concepts you learned, while getting perspective and support from other folks. . The worksheet represents 2 hours of work in groups of 3.
This link will take you to a .doc file, for easier editing
This is a summary video I made for my online students. It might give you a sense of some of the ideas from the worksheet and an overall view of the ideas from that lesson.
Here are some great things that I couldn't include in the lesson, if you're interested, keep looking!