ESL etc.

Global Issues and Activism in English Language Teaching

ESL etc. random header image

Entries Tagged as 'imagined future'

After Capitalism

September 17th, 2012 · No Comments

After Capitalism is a series of short animated videos available from The Guardian. Each video features a student animation of an impression of post-capitalist society. I was particularly struck by this one. The text of each animation comes from various authors and economists, including one of my favorite journalists, George Monbiot. The videos are short […]

[Read more →]

Tags: blog · consumerism · cultural issues · fair trade · food and hunger · global issues activities · happiness · health · human rights · imagined future · listening · politics · poverty & wealth · racism · the environment · video · visual prompts

Dark Mountain 3

June 20th, 2012 · No Comments

The Dark Mountain Project is a group of environmentally minded writers and artists who are challenging the stories we tell ourselves. The stories which any culture tells itself about its origins and values determine its direction and destination. The dominant stories of our culture tell us that humanity is separate from all other life and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: art as activism · blog · climate change · consumerism · global issues resources · imagined future · reading

In 1000 Years

July 7th, 2011 · No Comments

What will the world look like in 1000 years? This is the question posed by Sibylle Machat via her website, where she displays drawings of people’s imagined answers. She invites people to submit their ideas via postcard. This would be a great class activity, and the images Sibylle has already collected would make great writing […]

[Read more →]

Tags: art as activism · blog · global issues activities · imagined future · the environment · visual prompts