15 Stories & Lessons to Foster Empathy in the Classroom

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Photo Essay
Broken Screen

These photos document the lives of the sightless and visually impaired in New York.

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The Last Ice Merchant

Baltazar Ushca is the last ice merchant to harvest glacial ice from Ecuador's Mount Chimborazo.

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Making it in America

A Salvadoran immigrant strives to build a future for her family in America after fleeing the Salvadoran Civil War as a teenager.

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Wright's Law

High school teacher Jeffrey Wright explains the laws of physics, but his own story teaches students the meaning of life.

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My Enemy, My Brother

Meet two survivors of the Iran-Iraq war who meet again years later under remarkable circumstances.

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Even the Walls

Multi-generational residents living within a public-housing neighborhood in downtown Seattle grapple with the forces of gentrification.

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Photo Essay
Crossing Borders

These photographs depict refugees as they cross borders on their way to northern Europe.

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I Am Yup'ik

A 16-year-old Alaskan Native leaves his tiny village to compete in a basketball tournament hundreds of miles across frozen tundra.

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When a Town Runs Dry

This story documents life in Stratford, a small farming town in California’s Central Valley which suffers from a drought impacting the residents’ daily lives.

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Photo Essay
The Fall of Flint

These photos portray the town of Flint and its residents as they persevere through the water crisis in 2014.

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Welcome to Canada

Meet a young Syrian refugee who was granted asylum in Canada after fleeing torture and imprisonment by the Assad regime.

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We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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We Became Fragments

This story documents a Syrian teenager who comes of age in Canada after losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured.

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Lost World

This short film documents the impact of sand dredging on Cambodia's mangrove forests and the lives of the people who depend on them for survival.

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Earthrise

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

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