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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
Film
The Art of Weaving

Homesteader Jessica Green shares the deeply rooted tradition of weaving and artisanship in Appalachia.

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Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Maris Curran
Film Quechua women weavers
Awana

Meet Quechua women weavers in the remote town of Patacancha in the south of Peru.

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Film
While I Yet Live

Five African American women quilters and freedom-fighters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, share their cultural and family heritage of quilting. 

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Film
Recording Kawaiisu

In this film, meet two of the last fluent speakers of Kawaiisu, a Native language of the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in California.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Relocating Residents: The Impact of Housing on Community
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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Film Three children playing
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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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Communities on the Threshold of Change
Photo Essay
Waiting to Move

These photographs capture a modern Inupiaq community in Alaska facing evacuation due to climate change.

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Film Rising waters flood a house in Isle de Jean Charles
Isle de Jean Charles

Meet two residents of a tiny island vanishing in the rising waters of the Louisiana Bayou.

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