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Earth vs. Mars
In this activity, students will compare their lives on Earth with a virtual experience on Mars. They will begin by using their five senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste) to illustrate and describe various aspects of their lives on Earth. After similarly describing their virtual time on Mars, they will consider the biggest similarities and differences between their “time” on the two planets. They will then create a newspaper article or news report script that strives to help their audience understand what life is like in this deep-space colony.
Kinfolk: The Black Radical Imagination
What is not imagined is not attempted. - Octavia E. Butler Overall, this course is a primer for the Kinfolk app, which explores the intersections between art, history, and social justice through diverse perspectives. Study the ways in which Black folks have tapped into the Black Radical Imagination as a revolutionary process of thinking, creating, and expressing to articulate a vision for a different world. By delving into the past, we hope that our efforts can energize further contemplation and action for those, like us, who are brave enough to speculate and manifest a more radical future. Unit 1: Afrofuturism, Black Futures + Enclaves