Imagine if students could launch an augmented reality Pokémon GO-style app that turns the world around them into Charles Dickens’s London or J. D. Salinger’s New York. Proponents of the digital humanities—the combination of art and literature and modern tech—are working to figure out how to make this imaginary scenario into reality.
The Anti-Defamation League’s free curricula help K–12 students understand diverse perspectives, strengthen critical thinking skills, challenge the development of emerging biases, and build skills and motivation to take action against injustice.
Children’s literature often raises deep philosophical issues that elementary school children love to think about. The Teaching Children Philosophy website has assembled all the materials teachers will need to have a philosophical discussion with children, except the books.
“BigHistory” examines the past, explains the present, and imagines the future. A professor of history and education at the University of Michigan is the faculty lead of the BigHistory Project (BHP), a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters.