INTRO LESSON: BECOMING A WAYFINDER
Kick off the toolkit by sharing some background information on Project Wayfinder and giving students a sense of what they will be doing this year.
ESTIMATED TOTAL TIME: ~ 60-75 minutes
MATERIALS NEEDED: Projector to share videos and presentation + a clicker to move through the slides (if you need one). There are parts in this lesson where we will suggest playing music.
This lesson introduces students to Project Wayfinder, physical wayfinding, and the metaphor we use throughout our curriculum. It also gives students a lay of the land of what is to come in the year ahead with Project Wayfinder.
You should make sure to explain to students how Project Wayfinder will fit in with whatever class you are embedding it in (i.e. advisory, senior elective, service learning, junior leadership class). It would be great to also share how YOU learned about Project Wayfinder, perhaps offering a story from your training and some of the reasons why you think it is important to do. You might like to kick it off with a story from your life OR one way you think something from our curriculum could have helped you when you were in high school.
RESOURCES on Purpose
1) GGSC: How to talk with teens about purpose, an interview with Kendall Bronk, by Jill Suttie: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_talk_with_teens_about_purpose
2) GGSC: Seven ways to help high schoolers find purpose, by Patrick Cook-Deegan: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/seven_ways_to_help_high_schoolers_find_purpose
3) Stanford news: Driven to succeed: How we're depriving teens of a sense of purpose, by Terri Lobdell: https://ed.stanford.edu/news/driven-succeed-how-were-depriving-teens-sense-purpose
4) GGSC: How to Help Teens Find Purpose, by Patrick Cook-Deegan: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_help_teens_find_purpose
Resources on Polynesian Wayfinding
“The Secrets of the Wave Pilots,” a New York Times article by Kim Tingley detailing the navigation techniques used in the Marshall Islands.