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Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
Bearing Witness to Change During the Covid-19 Pandemic
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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Photo Essay Protester holding up when will MLK's dream come true
We Will Breathe

These photos by Sheila Pree Bright share intimate moments of mourning and inspiration within the Black Lives Matter movement.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Balancing Moral Ferocity with Self-Awareness
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
The Importance of Embracing Questions
Film
Cocoon

Students share their perspectives during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exploring Moral Education

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

Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Adam Loften
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Essay Original illustration from the Yiddish folktale “Sara Chana at the Tip of the Church Tower.
Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times

Ariel Burger explores ways to embrace curiosity and celebrate questions in challenging times.

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Frank Borman in Congress

This short clip, from the film Earthrise, highlights Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman addressing Congress in 1968.

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Film Astronaut in space shuttle
Fostering Awe

This short clip, from the film Earthrise, documents the moment the Apollo 8 astronauts witnessed the Earth rising from the dark side of the moon.

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Film Frank Borman
Citizens of the Earth

This short clip, from the film Earthrise, shares the perspective of Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman. 

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