a picture of the red planet

Mars awaits its first colonial mission, and you are part of the team to go there! In this role playing unit, we take on the Red Planet, and face the challenges that may plague the first colonists on Mars. This unit is inspired by the novel Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, and encourages students to imagine a better humankind, living on our second planet, Mars. 


This is an adaptation of the land management unit. In this course, we will be looking at the concepts of Utopia and Dystopia. They are fundamental to understanding our world today, and that of the future.