Stories and lessons for growing minds

We are a free multimedia platform for educators and students. Through our immersive storytelling and curricula, we explore the deeper issues facing humanity. Use our award-winning films, photo essays, and essays to learn about social, cultural, and environmental issues from people and communities worldwide. For grades 3-12, our stories and lessons encourage students to broaden their perspectives and worldviews while fostering inquiry, empathy, resilience, and a sacred relationship to our planet. We aim to bring universal values into the lives of educators and students.

Experience Our Storytelling

Watch this short video to learn more about the stories we tell.

Article
Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times

Ariel Burger explores ways to embrace curiosity and celebrate questions in challenging times.

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Marie's Dictionary

Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni and created a dictionary to keep her language alive.

Native American Heritage Month

Explore these stories and lessons to learn more about Indigenous and Native communities.

Discussion Guide Exploring Indigenous Language Vitality with Google Earth

A global lesson plan in collaboration with Google Earth’s tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages.

Photo Essay
We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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Film
Water Flows Together
Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.
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Student Voice

Through photography, students document their unique and powerful perspectives during the global shelter in place orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming Events

Watch recordings from this year’s Summit which explores the world’s leading education innovations and practices, including Global Oneness Project.

Join Cleary Vaughan-Lee and Elizabeth Crawford for a session on “Empowering Student Voices: Using Short Films and Photography to Promote Climate Action."

Join our sister organization, Emergence Magazine, for a special live screening and U.S. premiere of Upstream, an erie, hypnotic and experimental film by writer Robert Macfarlane and director Rob Petit.

Who Is Using Our Materials

Our materials provide opportunities for an interdisciplinary approach to learning across disciplines from social sciences and humanities to environmental sciences. Education stakeholders, including K-12 educators, university professors, librarians, tech/media specialists, parents, and students are using our materials in multiple learning environments.

Watch Anytime, Anywhere

Watch our films on your phone, tablet, or connected TV.