In groups of four - Take it in turns to tell your story to the others. One person at a time tells; the others listen carefully and ask supportive questions, to help the speaker clarify his/her story. - Have some of you chosen the same story? Or are you attracted to one of the other stories? Decide which story or stories to present to the whole group. - Write on a flipchart or large piece of paper (one per story) the main events in the story. - Put the flipcharts on the walls. The whole group - View the flipcharts like an exhibition.
- Gather around the charts of each group-of-four in turn, to hear and comment. - If more than one chart documents the same story, put them together. Individual Each person decides which story to work on for the next steps, and writes his/her name on the appropriate chart. The whole group Participants form teams of 2-4 people who will work together to produce a comic, or a comic strip, based on their story. If more than 4 people ‘sign up’ for the same story, they can split into two groups.
5.3 The planets Pondera and TellUs Educational objectives. Participants learn to appreciate the concept of sustainability in a planetary context, and to begin to see sustainable development as a personal and collective (heroic) journey. Materials. There is a CD-rom (optional) available in English and Swedish, not yet in other languages. Flipchart, pens. Length. Up to half a day, including role play; further time for questions and answers during other workshop sessions. Introduction by the teacher or leader Introduction to planet earth, or TellUs, from the perspective of planet Pondera. The planet Pondera (a long way from TellUs) is sustainable. The people live in harmony with themselves, with each other, and with all other species. There are no wars and there is no environmental degradation. It was not always like this, but it has been for a long time. Young people here on Pondera grow up with an ethical system that encourages and teaches them how to maintain this balance – not by ‘never changing anything’, but by dynamic adaptation to what happens on their planet, and the development of their own visions of a good future. TellUs today. TellUs is a medium-sized planet revolving around a small sun, Sol, near the edge of the Milky Way galaxy. It is relatively safe for living beings because it has atmosphere that protects it: most of the stuff flying around in space (meteors and so on) burn up in this atmosphere and never reach the surface of
the planet. The atmosphere also protects against radiation from Sol, as well as being a vital part of the ecosystem: many living beings both use the atmosphere and contribute to it. In general, beings that move about use oxygen, while beings that stay in one place use carbon dioxide. If you could stand on TellUs and look up, you would find that the sky looks mostly blue, not at all like the Ponderan sky. This is because of the atmosphere.
A guide for leaders of workshops for comics for sustainable development