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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Balancing Moral Ferocity with Self-Awareness
Lesson Plan 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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Webinar Exploring Moral Education

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

Webinar Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Adam Loften
Webinar Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger
Webinar Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Article
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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Film
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
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
Citizens of the Earth

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

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The Atomic Tree

This story is a journey into the memories of a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai tree that witnessed and survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.

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Film
Earthrise
Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968.
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Film
Lost World

This short film documents the impact of sand dredging on Cambodia's mangrove forests and the lives of the people who depend on them for survival.

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