Today's Learning Goals
Starter 6: Exposure in the time of Covid-10
What has COVID exposed for you? What new awareness have you gained about yourself/others/our country/our world?
Debrief - pair share, and whole class share out
Justice Project Drop
Key Concepts Defined- Systemic Racism and Environmental Justice
We’ll watch two short videos. For each video, Take notes in your starter doc on a summary of the definition in your own words and be ready to share out.
Covid-Climate Justice Podcast Assignment
Discussion (3 breakout rooms): 10 minutes
Whole Class Debrief of Breakout Rooms’ Discussions
Spokesperson reports! Let’s all make sure we agree on the CONCLUSION/THESIS of this podcast
Two Hopeful Endings
These topics are not easy, they can bring up challenging emotions, and leave one feeling overwhelmed. But it is only through awareness that we can see the path toward something better, an opportunity to make change.
Message of hope: The Next Big Idea - Humankind
(9:25 - 14:00 for all - positive messages on humans during crisis) OR
(9:25 - 11:30 Humans during crisis/ 12:50-14:00 on COVID specifically)
Tim DeChristopher on Hope
And I’ll leave you with this excerpt from an interview between my literary crush, Terry Tempest Williams and environmental activist Tim DeChristopher:
TTW: But if it’s true...that there is no hope — then what’s the point?
TIM: Well there’s no hope in avoiding collapse. If you look at the worst-case consequences of climate change, those pretty much mean the collapse of our industrial civilization. But that doesn’t mean the end of everything. It means that we’re going to be living through the most rapid and intense period of change that humanity has ever faced. And that’s certainly not hopeless. It means we’re going to have to build another world in the ashes of this one. And it could very easily be a better world. I have a lot of hope in my generation’s ability to build a better world in the ashes of this one. And I have very little doubt that we’ll have to. The nice thing about that is that this culture hasn’t led to happiness anyway, it hasn’t satisfied our human needs. So there’s a lot of room for improvement.
TERRY: How has this experience — these past two years — changed you?
TIM: [Sighing.] It’s made me worry less.
TIM: It’s somewhat comforting knowing that things are going to fall apart, because it does give us that opportunity to drastically change things.
Humanities teacher at Animas High School