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Essay
Painting of United States Flag on wall
Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy

Parker Palmer presents qualities of citizenship that are essential for sustaining democracy in troubled times.

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Photo Essay
Marie Wilcox Wukchumni Woodlake, CA
Last Speakers

This series features tintype photographs of the remaining speakers of endangered Indigenous languages in North America.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Social and Emotional Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
Bearing Witness to Change During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-5
How I Feel About the Pandemic
Photo Essay
River Valley
River at the Heart of the World

A  forested river gorge in the hidden land of Pemakö, which exists deep within the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist belief system, is now threatened by the grind of industry.

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Student Curiosity and The Human Spirit During COVID-19

Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger and Dr. Emily Schell explore the power of student curiosity and its impact on learning. 

Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-5
The Power of Courage: Civic Participation in Everyday Life
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
Habits for a Healthy Democracy
High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Nurturing the Heart of Democracy
Essay
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy.

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Film
Elemental

Three individuals united by their deep connection with nature are driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

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