Research points to incredible future challenges for the students we teach and for their children. They will have a right to ask of us: ‘How could you have known and done nothing, as you stole our future and passed costs onto the environment and those yet unborn’.
Students in my Year 10,11 and 12 Economics, Commerce and Japanese classes decided to deconstruct the energy, economic and political aspects of our cultural systems and build a possible world in our classroom. Following an anonymous survey to identify their hopes and dreams, they created a world to fulfill them.
It was similar to projects in Jeffrey Sachs book, Economics for a Crowded Planet: Common Wealth where the low cost of simultaneously solving poverty, disease, population and environmental problems in the developing nations was demonstrated.