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Humanities

Humanities projects as well as subjects; it can be K-12 or higher education and includes philosophy, literature, religion, arts, history, and language.

Immigration Stories

Mar 15, 2019

Entry

SPOTLIGHT! On Faces of Global Immigration

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 collectionGlobal 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.

Mukuyuni Bridge Kenya

Dec 07, 2018

Blog

Building Relationships and Empathy with EdTech

One of the most powerful moments in my 22 years of teaching occurred on the last day of the school year. 

During the first week of school, my students in rural Pennsylvania played a game via Skype with a group of students in a rural Kenyan village. During that call, they learned of a bridge in the village so dangerous that many children were not able to go to school because of it. Over the course of the school year, the children in Kenya taught my students how to garden. In exchange, my students designed and fundraised to replace that bridge. 

Student Protest Activism

Mar 15, 2018

Entry

Learning-Oriented Resources on Leading Change

Educators from Harvard University Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Teaching Systems Lab, and the instructional design firm Fresh Cognate have created Youth in Front, a new hub of learning-oriented resources and multimedia assets for young activists and educators interested in making their voices heard—particularly those who are stepping into activism for the first time, as well as for educators who are responding to action in their schools and communities.

STEM Competition

Mar 15, 2018

Entry

Competition Boosting Interest and Proficiency in STEAM

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest challenges public middle and high schools across the country to help improve their communities using STEAM skills. This year’s projects tackle current issues such as natural disaster relief and safety, opioid addiction, water quality, and enablement of students with autism.

Database of Books, Historic Records, and Readers

Mar 01, 2018

Entry

Books Read by America’s Founders

City Readers is the New York Society Library’s database of historic records, books, and readers. The Library’s online visualization tools support the discovery and analysis of more than 100,000 biographic, bibliographic, and transaction data derived from digitized content from the Library’s archives.

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