Supporting True Arrow Academy of Critical Thinking

Campaign Created by: Samuel McClelland

The funds from this campaign will be received by True Arrow Events.

Goal : AUD $9,750
Raised : AUD $ 2,780

Taact will be an educational resource platform which connects youth with academic heavyweights.

Lessons will be written, run and influenced by an exceptional mix of high-profile smart people including figures.


There are hundreds of lessons to develop!

The funding goal will help cover the costs of Patrick Moore's lesson, Peter Ridd's lesson and Zuby's. 

Lesson Number: 1

Title: 3 photos

              Topic: Australian History

Type: Animation https://youtu.be/JILvivRsRNY 

Lesson Number: 2

Title: Climate Change Alarmism

              Topic: Climate Realism

Type: Filmed lesson (resulting in multiple segments) 

              Teacher: Dr. Patrick Moore

Segment 1: https://youtu.be/MlMb7lE2hKM 

Segment 2: https://youtu.be/ZtlLdzk7Y04 

Segment 3: https://youtu.be/LQ_AaWGQEJs 

Segment 4: https://youtu.be/QIYtTZEfG-s 

Segment 5: https://youtu.be/cdUja_r7Li4 

Lesson Number: 3

Title: The Great Barrier is not dying due to man-made climate change.

              Topic: Climate Realism

Type: Filmed lesson (resulting in multiple segments) 

              Teacher: Dr. Peter Ridd 

Segment 1: https://youtu.be/hAI_gOQr_jA

Segment 2: https://youtu.be/8ABmT6MYLHc 

Lesson Number: 4

Title: Life, liberty and freedom with Zuby

              Topic: Liberty and freedoms

Type: Filmed

              Teacher: Zuby

Lesson Number: 5

Title: The untaught history of slavery

              Topic: History Removed

Type: Animation

              Teacher: Inspired by Thomas Sowell’s book: Black Rednecks and White Liberals. Sowell is an African-American.

Learning goals: Provide an overview of the history of slavery prior to the transatlantic slave trade, during and after. Learn who and how abolished slavery. Move away from the misconception that slavery was largely Africans enslaved by Europeans and their descendants in the southern United States. Why is the present day focus and teaching of slavery fixated on the antebellum south? Inducement of guilt benefits who exactly?

Overview: Slavery was suffered by the entire human race and was not limited to one race. The English spent decades travelling across the globe to abolish slavery. Slavery still exists today but why do present day images not induce such a reaction as slaves of old in the Americas? A larger number of Africans were enslaved in the Islamic countries of the Middle East and North Africa. A vast number of Europeans were enslaved in centuries past in the Islamic world and within Europe. At least a million Europeans were enslaved by North African pirates and European slaves were still being sold in Egypt years after the emancipation proclamation. Slavs were so widely used as slaves in both Europe and the Islamic world, that ‘slave’ derives from Slav, across multiple languages. Polynesians enslaved others and Maoris enslaved Polynesians. Indian tribes in America enslaved other Indians and indeed the last court case held to maintain the practice of slaves in America was held by native Indians. Slavery in India was commonplace, and still is today. 

Lesson Number: 6

Title: Plato’s Cave

              Topic: Philosophy

Type: Animation

              Teacher: Professor Stephen R.C. Hicks

Learning goals: Introduce Plato and Socrates. Introduce Allegory of the Cave. Demonstrate how ancient wisdom is still relevant today. Ask students to think critically about modern-day substitutes for the cave, the shadows cast upon the wall and how one might escape the cave.

Overview: The animation will provide a tour through a painting of Plato’s allegory of the cave, providing an insight into the different characters and the journey one needs to take to exit the cave, and re-enter the cave to save other people.

The cave is a metaphor for two worlds. The lower, less-truthful world that surrounds us and as Plato puts it, we are born into, and the higher world, outside of the cave, that we all need to discover that exist outside of the shadows. A certain group of people (group A) exist in the lower part of the cave. They see shadows cast upon the wall which are created by a more shadowy, cloaked group of people and a fire. Group A believes these shadows to be their reality. A different group of people (group B) have already managed to leave the cave and have come back into the cave to rescue those stuck in the false reality. And from there, certain antics take place. Some will be brave and take the journey to leave the cave, while others will dismiss that there’s a reality outside of the cave. Some hints as to modern day versions of ‘the cave’ will be provided to conclude the lesson.

Lesson Number: 7

Title: The rising of the seas

              Topic: Australian history (related to climate realism)

Type: Animation

              Teacher: Inspired by Geoffrey Blainey

Learning goals: Understand basic concepts of climate change pre-1800. Understand that the climate has always changed and will continue to do so. Understand the effects of historical climate change.

              Overview: Australia became isolated by sea before many new ideas and innovations took hold further west. This began 18,000 years ago as the seas began to rise. The seas were 130 metres lower than they are today. It began to rain less and cool summers became warmer. Deserts advanced. The Gwion Gwion paintings in the Kimberley and the arrival of a different race of people 20,000 years ago. Aboriginal people retreat from the coast. Several thousand new islands. Pacific and southern Indian Ocean merge to form Bass Straight – Tasmania becomes an island. Aboriginals on Flinders Island disappeared 6,000 years ago. The climate continued to become warmer until 8,000 years ago, where it was similar to today’s climate and when the Great Barrier Reef started to form (older reefs died out). Shorelines advanced up to five kilometres in a single year. Notable changes in the landscape and weather. Torres Straight Islands were first settled 4,000 years ago, when the sea settled at its current levels. Changing flora and the introduction of the Eucalypt tree. Rising seas had profound effects on traditional ways of life. Sea rise occurred for 11,000 years and was dramatic for 6,000 of those. In the last short period the rise was dramatic and for 3,000 years, levels were slightly higher than at present.

              Critical thinking questions:

·        The Wallace’s Line prevented large predators from entering Australia as well as modern developments coming out of Asian and European trade including gardening and farming. If there was no Wallace’s Line, how would this have changed the Australian landscape and peoples?

·        Is it possible to see that sea levels were slightly higher than they were today?

·        Why do you think the Aboriginals living on Flinders Island died out 6,000 years ago?

Lesson Number: 8

Title: Have you heard of the Uyghurs?

              Topic: Liberty and freedoms (totalitarianism and persecution)

Type: Animation

              Teacher: Uyghur Muslim

Learning goals: Introduce the concept of communism and totalitarianism. Discover that minority groups are persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. What is it like living in a communist country? What can and can’t be said? What was life like prior to CCP takeover? 


It is our duty of care to protect youth from the sinister agendas of adults. This is where you come in. Supporters will be the lifeblood of TAACT to ensure the creation of a leading education platform for all young Australians and education networks. Your donation will immediately support The Classroom's mission, research and content to improve education in Australia by affirming the presence of a measured and considered platform in the education debate. 




UPDATES

Update #5 Zuby!
September 20, 2022
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Well, this is good news! The next TAACT lesson will be with Zuby on October 14th in Melbourne. I've made a brief 'about' page here: https://www.truearrowevents.com/zuby 

Topic: Life, liberty and freedom. Will be good!

A big thank you for supporting this alternative education resource platform...in its early development phase. 

With gratitude,

Sam

Update #4: The pilot lesson with Patrick Moore, founder of Greenpeace
September 7, 2022
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Hi everyone, These are newly released video segments of the test / pilot lesson which was run by Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, who left Greenpeace because in his words, they became anti-science. They have just been uploaded but this was filmed back in January, 2021. Despite issues with filming and location on the day, there have been some impressive views and shares on the True Arrow Events Facebook page over the last week. Aiming for a better education, Sam The Rise and Fall of Greenpeace: https://youtu.be/LcC31k5Vw_A Critical Thinking: https://youtu.be/MldfDVA73sc On climate alarmism and CO2: https://youtu.be/r6xZxkTMVRk On the Great Barrier Reef and fake news: https://youtu.be/J78A6GvB23s On polar bears and fake news...sorry, editing this one now. :)

Update #3: Part 1 of filmed lesson with Dr. Patrick Moore (Greenpeace founder)
August 31, 2022
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This was part 1 of a filmed lesson with Dr. Patrick Moore, founder of Greenpeace. Filmed back in 2021, I discovered various technical and logistical issues, which included the pro camera not working over in Canada and a last-minute location change in Melbourne. 

Moore discusses the rise and fall of Greenpeace. The second part of the lesson will discuss critical thinking and will be out soon. 

For the Peter Ridd lesson being filmed on September 10th in Melbourne, youth will be paid $50 and receive a free TAACT t-shirt. Urgently need attendees. To book, parents need to email: info@truearrowevents.com (a parent MUST attend).

Part 1: https://youtu.be/LcC31k5Vw_A 

First filmed lesson! Peter Ridd lesson on the Great Barrier Reef. Free event for youth.
August 29, 2022
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Hello everyone, 

I'm glad to let you know that I am flying Dr. Peter Ridd to Melbourne for the inaugural filmed lesson on September 10th. The topic will be focusing on the Great Barrier Reef and Ridd's research on coral has just made headlines globally! It's free to attend because youth (and parents) are needed to make this filming a success. I'm aiming for roughly 10 youth to attend (along with parents). All that youth need to do on the day, is ask a couple of questions; no question is wrong and Peter is super friendly! A parent must be in attendance for the event. To find out more about this lesson and its four parts, please watch this short explainer video: https://youtu.be/-ixnEcd_MtM 

Email info@truearrowevents.com if you would like to attend. 

Thank you, 

Sam (founder of TAACT)

A "competitor"
August 8, 2022
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Howdy folks,

In conducting the analysis of TAACT's competition (a good while ago before starting this campaign) I decided to make this video about one such "competitor" to provide an insight into what youth are up against in the classrooms. 

Please view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztVU9qPvD9k

Many thanks,

Sam

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