Vision Activity
The earth
"Where there is no vision,
there is no hope."

Vision Activity

Purpose: This three-part lesson helps students focus on the bigger picture of their future, and replace feeling vulnerable with an empowering vision of what they want in its place. Each part builds on the previous, so if you have limited time just use Part 1. To dig in deeper, keep going with Part 2, and for the full effect, finish off with Part 3!


Every powerful, world-changing leader started their journey with a vision. Likewise, in every generation, teenagers have more power to influence the status quo than any other age group. Regardless of their youth– and somewhat limited mobility– teenage ideas set into motion can reshape the world.

The following activity helps students create a vision for their future, first by elevating their consciousness to the universal/macro level, and then focusing down to the micro level details.

Try it out and change the world.
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Earth from space
Vicious circle
Voyager 1
Part 1: Where are we?
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 3.7 billion miles. In the photograph, earth appears as a tiny dot (the blueish-white speck approximately halfway down the brown band) within the darkness of deep space.

Watch the video

Discuss the following excerpt from the video: “There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”