Curriculum Ideas

Arts

Initiate a neighborhood art project to improve your community and document the work. (Examples: painting abandoned buildings to spur renovations, Portland Oregon City Repair Project).


Economics

Work to create a follow the money process in your community, so that when bids for municipal projects come through people can see who is making the money. This is a good way to direct more funds to local businesses when otherwise Cities and Counties may hire outside of their own jurisdictions. Do the same for transparency of funding in a university to expose their links to unjust projects, UC Regents investment in nuclear for example. Apply a THRIVE-lens economic analysis to your country (if outside of America). 

Outline and implement a strategy to get the majority of the people in your family, neighborhood, church, school, or town to bank locally.

Work to get a local bank enough support so that it can offer competitive services and make those templates available for other local banks in other communities.

Figure out the SEC regulations that impact setting up a mutual fund in a neighborhood to make that a viable re-localization reinvestment strategy. Create a model to make it easier for other communities.

Establish new measurement indicators in your area so that your community gets realistic and meaningful feedback on how it’s doing.


Education

Help develop THRIVE curriculum for different ages.  Create strategies for how to get it into schools and available to homeschooling families and organizations.


Environment

Start a GMO-free zone. Create a “How-To” kit for people who want to set up local GMO free zones. 


Governance 

Create a “How-To” kit for people who want to ban corporate financing of elections in their city, county, or region.


Design a detailed 3-staged approach for a local community to move away from government control and toward voluntary cooperation.


Health

Expose funding of research at a university near you. Create a student petition to require professors to disclose sources of funds from pharmaceuticals (Example: Harvard Medical School student success story)

Learn about Codex and raise awareness in your community, state and/or country.


Infrastructure 

Identify failing infrastructure in your community and create a plan to “green” it. (Check out Green For All for resources)


Justice 

Learn about restorative justice models and create one in your community (Ex: Green for All).

Research the current national military budget, specifically which taxes are used to fund it, how funding could be cut, and where the freed-up money could best be invested to encourage a transition to less government control.


Media 

Research financial conflicts of interest in the media, including corporate and independent stations. Propose strategies to increase transparency of funding.


Relations 

Design a think tank for cross-cultural participation that will address key issues for reconciliation with Native Americans, including a budget and time frame. Work with THRIVE movement to implement it.

Study the “Support” section of the THRIVE website. Explore your purpose, learn about communicating and resolving conflict effectively, explore ways to keep your life in balance, etc. Keep a journal to document your process and share any key insights with your advisers and THRIVE.


Science 

Create a plan for fair global distribution of  New Energy Technology and identify key non-governmental partners for funding and implementation. Work with THRIVE movement to implement it.


Spirituality 

Study the “Spirituality” section of the THRIVE website. Keep a journal, reflect on your own spirituality, and write about the experience.


Worldview

Study various worldviews (eg: within cultures, professions, and/or people in your life) to show how worldview influences decisions and results.