2013: Explore and Unite! The twenty-second century is on
the horizon and the time is now for youth to begin thinking and
caring about the world they will inhabit.
"We must learn to explore all the options
and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing
world." ~J. William Fulbright
Youth are challenged to publish
original research projects that explore how the positive actions and
contributions of local individuals have the power to improve,
preserve and unite communities. In partnership with the World Future
Society, youth are asked to share their dreams for the future - by
thinking about the possible future, the probable future, the
preferable future and the preventable future. Projects that best
illustrate "future thinking," are invited to the World Future
Society international conference
WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon, July 19-21, 2013
- Please select one of the following 8
categories for your
web-based research project.
- Discussion questions and
starter activities are provided as guidelines to getting started.
- Schools are encouraged to
coordinate with other schools in their district, so that different schools choose
different categories, rather than duplicate the same information.
website and/or create a video story that spotlights famous or important people in your community (e.g. politicians,
authors, artists, musicians, sports figures).
2: Community Groups
and Special Populations
Design a website and/or create a video story that showcases unique, interesting or
specific community populations.
Businesses and Organizations
Design a website and/or create a video story that showcases local businesses or organizations
(e.g. chamber of commerce, city hall, hospitals, banks, libraries, boys & girls clubs,
civic clubs, stores and shops).
|CATEGORY 4: Local Specialties,
Sports and Health
Design a website and/or create a video story that showcases local
specialties and unique items or things produced, grown, or raised in
your community (e.g. crafts, foods, produce,
Design a website and/or create a video story that showcases local or
unique sports, games or health programs. (e.g.
surfing, skiing, rock climbing, jump rope jingles, sporting events,
health awareness or substance abuse programs).
||CATEGORY 5: Local Attractions (Natural and Man Made)
Design a website and/or create a video story that showcases local natural and man-made
attractions (e.g. rivers, oceans, mountains, museums, zoos, parks, camp grounds).
||CATEGORY 6: Historical Landmarks
Design a website and/or create a video story that documents and
showcases local historical landmarks (e.g. Missions, battle fields, architecture,
cemeteries, street names). Learn
||CATEGORY 7: Environmental Awareness and Issues
Design a website and/or create a video story that exposes local environmental concerns
or that highlights special efforts to promote a sense of awareness and action (e.g.
disaster preparedness, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, beach erosion, solid waste
management, water, air, and noise pollution).
||CATEGORY 8: Local Culture, Music
and Art Forms
Design a website and/or create a video story that showcases local music
and musicians or art forms that are important elements of the community
experience (e.g. dance, festivals,
ceremonies, sculpture, painting, crafts). Learn More