Theory Design Lab/Interstellar colonization

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This resource is intended for

use in the subject social studies.

This resource is intended for

use in the subject citizenship education.

Interstellar colonization

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This theory confronts the pupils with the possibility that planet Earth may be a secret colony of an interstellar colonial power and that the actual government of Earth resides on the Moon.


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This theory can be presented as an unlikely conspiracy theory or as the subject of scientific verification (of arbitrary theories).

Looking for evidence

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What can be done to support or disprove the hypothesis?

  • The pupils can survey the surface of the Moon with NASA World Wind or similar programs.
  • Since the data of the program could be manipulated the pupils can scan the moon with telescopes.
  • The pupils can survey and analyse the media for evidence of manipulation (goal: media literacy).
  • The pupils can test their ability to influence school decisions within reasonable parameters (the principal might be paid by the other side).
  • ... ?

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The content is provided without any warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or suitability for pupils in a specific grade.