The International Education and Resource Network (I*EARN) is using its worldwide educational telecommunications network to present a project that challenges students to examine their beliefs and values. The Laws of Life Essay Project encourages young people to write essays expressing their values in life, and then post them to an online discussion group, where other students can read and respond. So far, schools in 14 countries have participated in the project. I*EARN will create and publish a compilation of all of the essay submissions, in all languages, for distribution in classrooms. For more information visit

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.