“I could not be more different from Jamila. But then again, if we both come from compassionate families, have a desire to pursue an education, bicker with our siblings, and share natural feelings of happiness, responsibility, and pride, how different can we really be?”
— Alex, freshman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Global Lives Project offers an intimate window into the lives of everyday others around the world. We work with educators interested in globalization and cross-cultural awareness, empathy and community engagement, and media literacy to generate possibilities for students to reflect on how they look at others, whether in a distant land or in their own classroom.
Teachers and schools use the Global Lives Project to create openings into empathy, awareness, and engagement for students in the following ways:
- Excerpt relevant moments from our video library and develop your own materials to animate lessons about diverse global issues — and contribute to our resources
- Adopt a lesson plan from our growing body of resources developed by educators around the world
- Produce a short- or longer-term exhibit of multiple Global Lives films at your school, offering an opportunity for extended, interdisciplinary conversations across classrooms