Stories and lessons for growing minds

We are a free archive collection of films, photography, essays, and lesson plans for educators. Through our stories and curricula, we delve into global social, cultural, and environmental issues that impact individuals and communities across the world. Our aim is to inspire students to expand their perspectives and worldviews, promoting inquiry, empathy, resilience, and a deep, sacred connection with our planet.

Experience Our Storytelling

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Explore Our Resources

Access our library of short documentary films, photo essays, and lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.


Explore the world’s global cultures through our award-winning films and invite students to connect to what is universal and deeply sustaining across borders.

Photo Essays

Our photo essays bring the world to your classroom and explore climate change, ecology, Indigenous cultures and traditions, and migration, among other themes. 


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Lesson Plans

Immerse students in interdisciplinary learning experiences with our curricula. Each lesson cultivates critical thinking, inquiry, empathy, and listening skills. Available in Spanish.

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Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968.

Marie's Dictionary

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

Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times

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


Students share their perspectives during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo Essay
Melting Away

Images document the majesty and beauty of icebergs and the fragile environment of the polar regions.

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.

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