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.
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. Students will meet preschoolers from Scotland and teenagers from India, Alaska, and Syria. They will learn about the daily lives of these youth, as well as their hopes for the future in a changing world.
Identity and Belonging Facing History and Ourselves offers more than 170 lessons and other resources on global immigration. One featured collection provides structured activities for making connections to current events and discussing sensitive topics in a safe and reflective classroom. The lessons examine examples of division and intolerance, as well as powerful cases of individuals and communities working together and standing up to hate. A collection of readings addresses the complicated issues of identity and belonging. Students are encouraged to think critically about how societies and individuals continue to define who does and does not belong and to connect these issues to debates and dilemmas facing society today.
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.
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?
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.