Essential Question: Should we pay to live? Potential Products: Basic Needs Audit, Map of Kumeyaaay Basic Needs Sources
Do you ever imagine what it would be like to live "off the grid," to rely only on yourself or local community? Our ancestors would look at us today and be in awe of how much goes into finding a place to sleep or how much our food travels before it's on our plates. In this project, students will learn about the Kumeyaaay (pronounced KOOM-yai) people and how they sourced their basic needs on the undisturbed land of San Diego. Students will compare the sustainability and scalability of communities in San Diego pre and post European settlement. Students will also define what basic needs are for humans and investigate how companies have positioned themselves to profit with population.