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Cultural Awareness

Becoming aware and understanding cultural beliefs, values, and perceptions.

Global Oneness Earthwise

Apr 15, 2019

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Film Fostering Inquiry and Reflection About Earth

In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The first color 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

Equity in the Classroom

Apr 05, 2019

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Checking our Systems for Equity: Six Practical Ideas

As teachers, we must check our systems for equity each time we walk into our classrooms. The key word here is “systems,” for without thoughtful practices, even the most well-intentioned among us fall into the old traps of expediency, implicit bias, and tradition. Here are a few practical structures I use as equity checks that take very little time to implement.

interactive I Have a Dream speech

Mar 15, 2019

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Interactive Multimedia “I Have a Dream” Speech

Freedom’s Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream speech, animated. On the site, students can compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context. Freedom’s Ring is an especially powerful resource because it covers the whole speech in an interactive and multimedia format.

Immigration Stories

Mar 15, 2019

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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.

NASA Women Podcast

Mar 15, 2019

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Inspirational Stories from Female Role Models in STEM Fields

Women @ NASA features short films that explore the careers and backgrounds of career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas. The website includes a collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways.

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