This spring we piloted a new curriculum on Out of Eden Learn: Stories of Human Migration. Classes from the United States, Canada, Singapore, and Australia participated. We were fortunate to work with a group of talented and committed educators—Brenda Ball, Sharonne Blum, Oliver Brown, Chris Sloan and Sandra Teng—who enthusiastically shared their ideas and experiences […]

I have just spent a week in England visiting family and friends as part of my annual vacation. For a bit of context, I am British by birth and still a UK passport holder, though I was not eligible to vote in the recent referendum because I have lived outside of the country for too […]

Anastasia Aguiar is a Ph.D. student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with research interests in historical understanding, civic development, and migration. She recently joined the Out of Eden Learn team. A kindergarten classroom in Keratsini, Greece. A high school classroom in Rome, Georgia, United States. A grade 6 classroom in Accra, Ghana. These […]

An English translation follows  Reflexionando sobre nuestro programa piloto en español En el otoño del 2015, me uní al equipo de Out Of Eden con la tarea de traducir y supervisar las comunicaciones españolas en un programa piloto de nuestro plan de estudios “Viaje de Aprendizaje Central: Parte Uno” (disponible aquí en español). Queríamos saber […]

Andres Camacho is an amateur journalist, currently in the midst of his first project about the mine spill in Brazil’s Doce River valley. Andres graduated in 2015 from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Digital Communication. Paul Salopek inspired me to become a […]

Out of Eden Learn – which did not acquire this name until six months into the project – began as an exploratory collaboration between Project Zero and journalist Paul Salopek, with the loose ambition of establishing an online learning community to accompany his walk around the world. There were shared interests around having audiences slow […]

Susie Blair has been a Research Assistant for the Out of Eden Learn project since the summer of 2015. As a Research Assistant, she helps organize and collect student work, conducts research with the project’s principal investigators, manages the project’s social media accounts and creates resources for participating educators. She holds a B.A. from Northeastern […]

Despite intermittent internet service, long and tiring days of walking, and various roadblocks along the path of his trek, Paul enjoys finding time to engage directly with the Out of Eden Learn community. Before heading off on the trail once again, this time toward the Silk Road of Central Asia, Paul participated in a Google+ […]

As I write, Paul is getting ready to set off across the bleak and remote steppes of Kazakhstan. According to Paul, this part of his journey has been one of the most demanding because of the logistical preparations necessary to walk across terrain that hasn’t been traversed on foot in decades. Nevertheless, he recently found […]

Dr. Arina Bokas is a faculty member in the department of English at Charles S. Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan. She adapted Out of Eden Learn activities and other Project Zero frameworks for her first-year composition class. “Authentic writing occurs when students compose with a voice that is uniquely theirs; therefore, it does not follow […]

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