Digital Media

Global Oneness Project Debuts Free Multimedia Resources, Lesson Plans

The Global Oneness Project, a curator of multicultural studies, has launched a multimedia initiative for K-12 and higher education that combines free digital stories and lesson plans aligned to the Common Core.

"The interdisciplinary stories — in the form of short documentary films, photo essays and articles — examine global themes with a humanistic lens," according to a news release. "The lesson plans facilitate critical thinking, reflective writing and in-class activities designed for use in the arts, environmental sciences, English, history courses and more."

Examples include:

  • A short documentary exhibited at the Smithsonian, Yukon Kings, that tells the story of a Yup'ik fisherman in Alaska whose way of life is under threat from cultural and environmental issues;
  • Mongolia's Nomads, an essay with images from photographer Taylor Weidman, profiles the life of Mongolian herders;
  • Vanishing Island, a documentary and lesson plan about residents of an island off the coast of Louisiana that is being swallowed by the ocean; and
  • Marie's Dictionary, a short documentary previously featured by National Geographic that profiles Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, and a dictionary she's created to keep the language alive.

New free stories and 60-minute lesson plans will be released each month. More information is available at

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].