“Neighborhood Mythology Program” – A Curriculum Vision by Willi Paul, CommunityAlchemy.com

“Neighborhood Mythology Program” – A Curriculum Vision by Willi Paul, CommunityAlchemy.com

Curriculum Outline

5 Point Introduction –

Multi-month, shared journey into self with neighbors
Build a Mentor program that creates new teachers with seniors as practitioners
Integration of all kids and their families and parents in a structured Initiation process
“Scale Up”: Start small, local, and build up, connect the network thru shared experiences and new myths
Transition from the old system to the new system

5 Learning Modes –

Experiential Learning
Theory
Collaboration
Risk Taking
Visioning

5 Themes –

1. resilience and mythology
2. new rituals
3. new alchemy / archetypes
4. new symbols
5. initiations, journey & community Heroes

5 Activities @ 5 Neighborhood Venues –

Creative Collaborations @ Coffee House
Nature /Spirit & Permaculture @ Food Forest
Transition Incubator @ Neighborhood Center
Sharing & Celebrations @ Fire Ring
Myth Lab @ Old Church: artifacts, old myths and new myths

5 Desired Outcomes –

Transition Movement: Awareness and Building
Revitalized Power of Old Mythology
Enhanced neighborhood and community trust
Improved Writing, Illustration and Storytelling Skills
Spreading Permaculture and Transition Values