How I Use It
As a geography teacher, I used the Global Oneness Project to show my students photo essays and videos of life in other parts of the world. The photo essays and videos are well done and foster discussion within the classroom that opens up the world to my students. I use the product to open up discussion about the characteristics that define a culture, the impact humans have on the environment and also to generate questions for the students to create their own geographic inquiry. At first, it was hard to find the photos and videos with lesson plans, but once I figured out the website it is super useful.
Like I said, a picture is worth a 1000 words. I can talk to my students all day about what life is like in other parts of the world and they just don't get it. The resources on this site help my students see the similarities and the differences between themselves and other teens/people. I like that Global Oneness does not shy away from tough topics like being a refugee and what that might mean to a teenager who is trying to graduate from high school, or a community that is dealing with flooding due to Global Warming, etc. The videos and the photographs are well done and the stories that accompany them are well done. The lessons are well thought out and can easily be adjusted to fit the needs of the students and their age level. It is a great supplement to any social studies or science classroom.