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.
International Women’s Day has provided us with an excellent opportunity to highlight organizations that promote education for women. There are many groups that strive to provide girls and women around the world with important resources, which they may not otherwise have access to. Here is a list of five organizations helping women in their educational pursuits.
I am an ELL teacher at a public high school. Of the 1,200 students who attend, about 150 of them are refugee and immigrant students who come from more than 20 countries, including Nepal, Liberia, Iraq, Somalia, Vietnam, and Mexico. I have a mix of ninth to twelfth graders in all classes. I emphasize writing and speaking in the curriculum through an intensive writing and public speaking project called Journey to America.