How can we envision our community as thriving in a future that embodies racial equity and belonging? How might the framework of Afrofuturism help us get there? This unit has elementary, middle, and high school students dive into histories of housing and communities in the Bay Area through a lens of science fiction, more specifically, Afrofuturism. Students are invited to envision 'thriving communities' where racial equity and belonging are the norm. Building on definitions and examples of Afrofuturist work, the unit uses time travel to explore the link between history, the present, and future visions for thriving communities. This unit has three strands: one for elementary school, one for middle school, and one for high school. Each strand can be adapted to different age groups. It is intended for Humanities classes but can be used in various settings.

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