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Democracy, the Earth, and You

a one-day course on

Creative Responses for the Twenty-First Century

This course has been prepared by staff and friends
of the nonprofit educational organization
Realistic Living

A New Resource for teaching Democracy, The Earth and You:

The four presentations of Democracy, the Earth and You are now available on two videotapes or two DVD’s. On the first videotape or DVD are presentations one and two given by Gene Marshall and Ken Kreutziger. On the second videotape or DVD are presentations three and four given by Ben Ball and Gene Marshall.

These resources are available to anyone for the cost of their production and shipping. The two video tapes containing the four presentations can be purchased for $20. The two DVDs are $26. A set of written materials will be send with the videos or DVDs These materials include an outline and instructions on conducting appropriate group processes following each of the four recorded talks. These materials also include an overview on teaching this course and some suggested handouts for those attending it.

To order these resources simply state your preference of videotapes or DVDs and send a check or money order to:

Realistic Living
3578 N. State Highway 78
Bonham, TX 75418

Each presentation takes 45 minutes or less; each group discussion needs an additional 30 to 45 minutes. We intend for these materials to be used widely, replicated, and adapted for whatever contexts seem appropriate. We believe that this course can make a contribution to our media-managed population and the general lack of open and honest discussion of these crucial topics.

The Videotapes and DVDs make holding this course very easy. Just invite a dozen people to see these presentations on a television screen. Then following each presentation, lead the recommended group process. This entire carefully constructed course can be conducted in four one and a half hour sessions. Following is an outline of the course topics and a suggestion for how this course can be taught in one day. The course can also be taught on two half days or four evenings.

Session one: 9-10:30 am
Master Pictures of the Ecological Era

Break: 10:30-10:45

Session two 10:45-12:15
The Ecological Crisis, Facts and Prospects

Lunch: 12:15-1:00

Session three: 1:00-2:30 pm
Core Blocks to Progressive Change

Break: 2:30-2:45

Session four: 2:45-4:30
Strategies for Planetary Transformation