We believe that stories play a powerful role in education. Founded in 2006 as an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, the Global Oneness Project brings the world’s cultures alive in the classroom using stories as a pedagogical tool for growing minds. Committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues, the Project offers a rich library of multimedia stories comprised of award-winning films, photo essays, and articles. Companion curriculum and discussion guides are also available—all for free. The core of the Project’s mission is to plant seeds of resilience, empathy, and a sacred relationship to our planet.
The Project aims to connect, through stories, the local human experience to global meta-level issues, such as climate change, water scarcity, food insecurity, poverty, endangered cultures, migration, and sustainability. Through featuring individuals and communities impacted by these issues, the stories and lessons provide opportunities to examine universal themes, which include: identity, diversity, hope, resilience, imagination, adversity, empathy, love, responsibility, and our common humanity. The lessons facilitate the development of students’ critical thinking, inquiry, empathy, and listening skills and contain an interdisciplinary approach to learning. The curriculum resources are available in both English and Spanish and are aligned to National and Common Core Standards.
The Global Oneness Project’s films and lessons have been featured on National Geographic, PBS, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, TED-Ed, and Smithsonian, among others, and are being used in diverse settings, in both public and independent schools, nationally and globally.