For many of us—especially in the United States—the political landscape in which we currently find ourselves is increasingly unnerving. With so much divisiveness in our public discourse and an often overwhelming amount of troubling news stories, it can be difficult to find moments of inspiration, hopefulness, or clarity. Now, more than ever, we (the Out […]

Dr. Arina Bokas is a faculty member in the department of English at Charles S. Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. She adapted Out of Eden Learn activities and other Project Zero frameworks for her first-year composition class. On November 7, 2016, a day before the arguably most controversial presidential elections in the U.S. history, […]

We are pleased to point you in the direction of A Journey Shared, an article co-authored by Out of Eden Learn co-directors Liz Dawes Duraisingh and Carrie James, which was posted on the National Geographic’s Out of Eden Walk website earlier today. In it, we share some highlights from our December trip to visit Paul […]

Dear Members of the Out of Eden Learn Community – educators, students, parents, project partners, and other friends of the project, We wanted to reach out to you today to acknowledge the extremely troubling and tumultuous moment that we are currently living through in the United States. While we are not a politically partisan project, […]

Ann Rooney teaches at Wilderness School, an all-girls school in Adelaide, Australia. She teaches English as a second language to international students aged 16-17, who come from China. You can read more about Ann’s work on her Edublog The Possibility Post. I teach a small class consisting of eight students whose English abilities range from […]

Paul Salopek recently took the time to look at and reply to a selection of student work from Out of Eden Learn, including some pieces in Spanish. In this blog post we highlight three very different pieces of student work along with Paul’s responses. Together, they show the range of ways in which students (and […]

For those new to this blog, Out of Eden Learn is an online learning community developed by Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to foster thoughtful cross-cultural learning and exchange. It involves a collaboration with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek, who is currently walking around the world, following […]

In December, some members of the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) team visited Paul Salopek in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he will spend the winter before resuming the Out of Eden Walk in the spring, heading east towards China. We took the opportunity to organize a Google+ hangout chat between Paul and OOEL participating schools. Scheduling our chat for […]

Young people in countries around the world are slowing down to notice, appreciate, investigate and uncover the everyday in their neighborhoods and local communities. We hope students develop a capacity for and inclination toward slow looking and listening by participating in the Out of Eden Learn curriculum. We recently published a two-part series on our […]

This post was co-authored by Carrie James and Shari Tishman. This week, the US presidential election came to a close with an outcome that surprised many in the US and around the world. This election will be widely discussed and remembered as one of the most contentious and challenging elections in our history. Both the campaign and its […]