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.

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Student Winners and Finalists Announced!

Inspired by the work of Robin Wall Kimmerer, this contest invited students to take a photograph or create an original illustration that reflects the spirit of reciprocity and kinship with the living world.

Photo Essay
Protester holding up when will MLK's dream come true
We Will Breathe

These photos by Sheila Pree Bright share intimate moments of mourning and inspiration within the Black Lives Matter movement.

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

Three Lessons to Foster Empathy

Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-5
The Power of Curiosity
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
Habits for a Healthy Democracy
High School
Grade Level: 9-12
A Refugee's Story

Student Voice

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

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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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