In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen? This is the driving question of the Earthrise curriculum/discussion guide, which compels students to reflect on Earth as a shared home and challenges them to consider how they might build on the legacy of the Earthrise photograph. The guide, intended for grades 5–16, includes four themes (power of perspective, bearing witness, exploration, and reverence for the environment). It provides historical, cultural, and environmental connections; image-analysis activities; discussion and writing prompts; conversation cards; student media projects; student and teacher worksheets; as well as connections to national standards and the sustained development goals.
Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world.
Issues of identity and belonging are inseparable from the experiences of immigration. Stories of immigrants, past and present, illuminate the human lives behind today’s ever-shifting global landscape. Witnessing peers from diverse geographies helps students to make valuable connections and support, appreciate, and respect cultural diversity.
Youth Perspectives The Global Oneness Project has created a new video collection—Global Youth Perspectives—with seven stories and accompanying lesson plans that highlight youth around the world.
Identity and Belonging Facing History and Ourselves offers more than 170 lessons and other resources on global immigration.
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and NationalGeographic Learning to recognize and honor exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Any English language teacher who has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years and is not a previous recipient of this award is eligible to apply.