Bring the world to your classroom with multimedia stories and lesson plansINVERNESS, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — The Global Oneness Project, an award-winning online multimedia platform, whose collection of stories have been featured in The New York Times, the Smithsonian and National Geographic, has launched a new multimedia educational initiative featuring digital stories with accompanying powerful lesson plans. Aimed at K-12, college, and educational technology institutions, all materials are being offered for free, and are aligned to National and Common Core standards.
The interdisciplinary stories — in the form of short documentary films, photo essays, and articles — examine global themes with a humanistic lens. The lesson plans facilitate critical thinking, reflective writing, and in-class activities designed for use in the arts, environmental sciences, English, history courses, and more. "In the hands of educators, these stories can take on a new life, offering rich and dynamic learning experiences," adds Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director of Global Oneness Project.
Featured stories and lessons include:
- Yukon Kings – A short documentary, which exhibited at the Smithsonian, follows a Yup'ik fisherman in Alaska whose way of life is threatened by environmental and cultural forces.
- Mongolia's Nomads – Photographer Taylor Weidman captures the present-day life of Mongolian pastoral herders. The lesson plan explores the concept of cultural sustainability.
- Vanishing Island Lesson – This documentary, which premiered on The New York Times Op-Docs, explores the changes taking place on a tiny island deep in the bayous of Southern Louisiana.
- Marie's Dictionary – Featured on National Geographic, this film tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language, and a dictionary she created to keep her language alive.
Each month, Global Oneness Project will release a free, new digital story with an accompanying 60-minute lesson plan. To learn more about the platform, please visit www.globalonenessproject.org, and @goproject on Twitter.
About Global Oneness Project
The Global Oneness Project, founded by filmmaker and composer Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, has been producing and curating multicultural and environmental stories since 2006. Their award-winning collection of films, photography, and articles have been featured on PBS, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic and the Smithsonian, among others.
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