The Global OnenessProject has created an Empathy Collection of 15 stories and lessonplans to foster empathy in the classroom. Through the multimedia stories, students meet individuals from different backgrounds and visit communities in different geographic locations facing challenging global issues, such as climate change, drought, gentrification, immigration, migration, poverty, and war. Each story and lesson examines these issues from a humanistic perspective. Students, in turn, are asked to reflect on their own lives through discussion and writing prompts. The universal stories are intended to lead students to self-reflection, compassion, and the ability to bear witness to multiple perspectives in an ever-changing world.
Through primary source analysis, The Plainest Demands of Justice, a new resource from the Bill of Rights Institute, explores the efforts to realize the nation’s founding principles of liberty, equality, and justice by exploring key periods in African American history.
Every year thousands of refugees who call the United States their new home can face many misconceptions in their new country, including those about the difference between immigrants and refugees. Researchers with the Refugee Integration Project at University of Missouri–St. Louis spent 12 months documenting these sorts of critical shifts, moments, and experiences of resettlement.