Category Student Work

Snapshot of Practice: Teaching Migration through Storytelling, Authenticity, and Dialogue

Kim Young is a Social Studies teacher at Weston High School in Weston, Massachusetts. She has been teaching Grade 9 World History for the last 14 years. Making the decision to include the study of migration as a focused theme for my 9th grade World History classes was an easy one – it is a […]

#RayofHope: Inspiring thoughts from Out of Eden Learn students

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 […]

Animals, peace, and borders: Paul Salopek responds to student work

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 […]

Uncovering the Everyday: Student work from the Out of Eden Learn project

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 […]

Everyday Borders

We are excited to share what we believe to be an important addition to the Out of Eden Learn curricula: our new Stories of Human Migration learning journey, which we are offering to students aged 13 years and up starting this September and October. This curriculum will continue to be refined and developed in light […]

¿Por qué traduce Out Of Eden Learn? / Why translate Out of Eden Learn?

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 […]

Slow Journalism, Community Storytelling, and Out of Eden Learn’s curriculum: the experience of an aspiring journalist

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 […]