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.
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.
Sponsored by Target and Disney, UNICEF Kid Power gives students the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, students go on missions to learn about new cultures and earn points. Points unlock funding from partners, parents, and fans, and funds are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world.