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Prepatory List of Future Studies Topics

What exactly should be included in future studies education for early childhood?

Firstly, let’s be clear, we do not want to study, project or pretend to know the future. Rather, future studies is about possibilities – creating radical peripheries that …

An Image of a Future World / Interview with Johns

Direction, Decisions and Design all by Johns, age 5 / Computer Mouse Maneuvering by Heidi, age 25

A brief description of this picture /

You are looking at a future world. The purple gradient is the plane of the world. …

Adventure Playgrounds / A Brief Guide

Adventure Playgrounds (also known as junk playgrounds and work yards) are one of the most intriguing examples of malleable, participatory spaces that engage children, but they are disappearing every year and now in the US they are almost extinct.

The …

The Future of Space / By Fiona

The Future of Space / By Fiona, Age 5

“They built a new future because the future broke down. In January it broke down. The future broke because it was on fire. The big guy made it catch on fire. …

The Mouth of the Actual / By Neema

The Mouth of the Actual / By Neema, Age 5

“Once upon a time there was a princess and she lived in a magical world. This magical world was in the future. The world is flat and tired, because some …

The Land of Wonderous Future / By Sophia

The Land of Wonderous Future / By Sophia, Age 5

“One time a future exploded. After the future exploded, they built another in the future. In the past time when there was dead body of the rocky people on the …

The Future Eats the City World / By Grace

The Future Eats the City World

By Grace, Age 5

“The future begins; there was no people yet and then there were.

They were born before they opened up their eyes. When they opened up their eyes they saw where …

Nuclear War Fun Book

Nuclear War Fun Book / By Victor Langer and Walter Thomas / Illustrated by Brent Richardson

The Nuclear War Fun Book is a spiteful child’s workbook meant to give children in a post-nuclear society ideas for something to do: “These …

Pirates role in Education

R. Buckminster Fuller’s ideas have fully integrated themselves into much of the futurist and architectural arena, but his little known works on education are just as relevant. In Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth he uses pirate history to explain how …

Strange Preschool Advertising

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This is an advertisement on a waffle. To be precise, this is a Barbie’s head printed onto a child’s instant waffle. Yes, to be eaten. It is hard to determine if this is significantly empowering to the …

The Future School

Part of the study of the future with young children is having them imagine future worlds and when they might happen. The following are selections of drawings from a series on imagining future schools.

Drawing by Spencer, Age 5.

This …

A Future Story / By Lia

By Lia G. Age 5.

“We should love the trees and plants. If we don’t they’ll all die. Then we would die. The animals will die too.

The book is not for me and my sister, it is for mommies …

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earlyfutures.com is a place where I will be categorizing educational alternatives, research, children’s projects and resources for parents, teachers and friends who have similar interests. In the future we will be starting an after school program centered around the children’s …