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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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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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Exploring Indigenous Language Vitality with Google Earth

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

Nurturing the Heart of Democracy

How might we teach democracy in our classrooms? Parker Palmer and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger, in this webinar recording, explore civic and moral education.

High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Balancing Moral Ferocity with Self-Awareness
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
The Importance of Embracing Questions
Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-5
The Power of Curiosity
Enhancing Our Understanding: Learning and Teaching about Indigenous Cultures, Languages, and Territories with Native Land Digital
Film
The Art of Weaving
Homesteader Jessica Green shares the deeply rooted tradition of weaving and artisanship in Appalachia.
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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Cultural Heritage: Recording a Native Language Dictionary
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
The Importance of Indigenous Language Revitalization

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