Competition: divide and conquer makes us all weak

This lesson plan is focused on the power of coming together. When we're focused on competing, we can't stand in solidarity, so we're much easier to take down. The key is understanding that the BIGGEST power we have is how very many of us there are. Not only are there a LOT of us, but the work we do IS CRUCIAL! We could so without bankers for a good while, but not without the people who collect waste! Let's look at the strategies that are used to keep us afraid of each other and competing for crumbs.

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.

Competition prep materials

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

Competition worksheet.pdf

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!

Competition Extra