Humanities projects as well as subjects; it can be K-12 or higher education and includes philosophy, literature, religion, arts, history, and language.
Jun 03, 2019
Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
’s Scholarly Communications program
has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving
Mar 15, 2019
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.
Identity and Belonging
Facing History and Ourselves offers more than 170 lessons and other resources on global immigration.
Dec 07, 2018
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.
Mar 15, 2018
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.
Mar 15, 2018
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.