The Kids Philosophy Slam is designed to make philosophy accessible and engaging for children of all ages and abilities, to encourage a philosophical dialogue between children and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life. More than $3,000 in prizes will be available to students and schools.
Classroom Champions brings Olympic and Paralympic athlete mentors to classrooms via video chats and social media. Students will be able to interact with athletes during live events to learn lessons on goal setting, perseverance, teamwork, and courage, among other skills.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentaryseries entitled The Vietnam War will premiere on Sunday, September 17, on PBS stations nationwide. The documentary tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring a student photography contest during Earth Science Week (October 8–14, 2017). Students of all ages can participate by submitting a photo that relates to this year’s theme—Earth and Human Activity Here.
Henry David Thoreau spent two years in a cabin by Walden Pond and a single night in jail, and out of those experiences grew two of America’s most influential works: his book Walden and the essay known as “Civil Disobedience.”