Curriculum

This activity has participants look at wages across both country borders and within nearby communities as a way to see the buying power of an hour of work. It involves not only discussion but group research and visits to local shopping venues.

 

The Colorful Mamas of the 99% hosted family activities at a foreclosed home occupied by Just Cause – Causa Justa and Occupy Oakland in December 2011.  This skit was developed for that event to explain foreclosures in a simple way to 3 – 5 years olds. 

To see the footage of the skit, please join our facebook page (Colorful Mamas of the 99%).  We included some revisions to the skit based on what we learned from going through it that day.

Please use, adjust, and own this skit – it is an open source tool.  It can easily be edited to speak to older audiences.

I assembled this material for a Workshop held in Colorado at a Con held in early December 2011.  Some of the material is specific to Colorado topics (CIRC and SB 90).  Most of the material can be used regardless of your location.

I went into common terms, talked a little bit about GA, and related topics of Immigration to Theology and religious principles.

Some of the activities were borrowed from the Six Week Introductory Curriculum (http://www.uua.org/immigration/re/moral/guide/index.shtml).

 

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

  • To introduce members to your mission, vision and principles
  • To make connections with our personal struggles and our organizing work.

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

·      To define organizing

·      To examine the differences between organizing, service and advocacy

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

  • To discuss the importance of basebuilding for movement building.
  • To practice our elevator speech on who we are.
  • To discuss strategies and challenges for recruitment.

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

  • To understand the importance of grassroots fundraising in movement building
  • To analyze who gives in the U.S.
  • To develop our skills as grassroots fundraisers

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

·      To discuss the importance of relationship building in recruitment and retention of members.

·      To practice one on ones as a recruitment and leadership development tool.

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

·      To introduce participants to the concept of action research.

·      To understand the power of information in an organizing campaign.

·      To familiarize participants with 3 tools for community research

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

Goals:

  • To introduce participants to steps of a campaign.
  • To introduce participants to community mapping as a tool for identifying campaign issues.