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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
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.

Exploring Moral Education

A conversation with Parker J. Palmer and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger.

Film
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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Photo Essay
We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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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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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Protecting Wilderness
Film
Among Giants

An environmental activist risks injury and incarceration to protect an ancient redwood grove in Humboldt county.

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Essay
Forty Days

Kingsnorth urges us to contemplate the productive meaning of loneliness and withdrawal.

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Film
Mr. Happy Man

Meet 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes, who devotes six hours each day to an endearing traffic ritual.

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Film
Path of Freedom

In a Rhode Island men’s prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation.

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Essay
The Sheikh and the Rabbi: A Jerusalem Fable
Both devoted to God, the Rabbi and the Sheikh have more in common than the nightly news might imply. During our trip to Jerusalem, we interviewed Rabbi Menachem …
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Essay
Reflections on Israel
"Did you love Israel?" I turned and faced my questioner - a beaming, proud Israeli woman just ahead of me in the customs line at London Heathrow Airport.
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