Psychology


  • Welcome to Canada | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch a 19-minute documentary that tells the story of Mohammed Alsaleh, a young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada in 2014, who is now counseling newly arrived refugees.

    In this lesson, students explore through classroom discussions the themes of cultural displacement, human rights, and resilience. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 9-12
  • A Refugee's Story (Lesson Plan) | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch a 19-minute documentary that tells the story of Mohammed Alsaleh, a young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada in 2014, who is now counseling newly arrived refugees.

    In this lesson, students explore through classroom discussions the themes of cultural displacement, human rights, and resilience. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Exploring the Creative Process (Lesson Plan) | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch a 4-minute film, Silent Crescendo by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about an artist who paints with tea and ink. The film is a intimate portrait of an ex-Yugoslavian émigré artist who follows a daily ritual of creating simple drawings.

    In this lesson, students explore the creative process and discuss what individuals and society gain from living a creative life. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Silent Crescendo | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch a 4-minute film, Silent Crescendo by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about an artist who paints with tea and ink. The film is a intimate portrait of an ex-Yugoslavian émigré artist who follows a daily ritual of creating simple drawings.

    In this lesson, students explore the creative process and discuss what individuals and society gain from living a creative life. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 6-12
  • A Tapestry of Multicultural Diversity (Lesson Plan Resource) | Global Oneness Project

    With a long history of immigration, New York City contains one of the most culturally diverse populations in the world, representing a wide variety of religious and faith communities.

    Students view a photo essay, "Belief," by Caleb Ferguson, which explores photos of New Yorkers celebrating various cultural festivities. 

    In this lesson, students discuss multiculturalism and the ways in which they celebrate diversity. Students view the photo essay in pairs or small groups and are given reflective writing prompts for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

     

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Belief by Caleb Ferguson | Global Oneness Project

    With a long history of immigration, New York City contains one of the most culturally diverse populations in the world, representing a wide variety of religious and faith communities.

    Students view a photo essay, "Belief," by Caleb Ferguson, which explores photos of New Yorkers celebrating various cultural festivities. 

    In this lesson, students discuss multiculturalism and the ways in which they celebrate diversity. Students view the photo essay in pairs or small groups and are given reflective writing prompts for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

     

    Grades: 6-12
  • Deconstructing Consumerism (Lesson Plan) | Global Oneness Project

    Increased global consumerism has vast environmental, economic, and social repercussions. Thought leaders across the globe investigate the unsustainable cultural values at the root of modern consumption.

    Students watch a 25-minute film, What Would It Look Like? by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the environmental, economic, and social impacts of global consumerism. 

    In this lesson, students discuss what motivates their own consumer choices as well as the effects of consumerism on the global economy. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • What Would it Look Like | Global Oneness Project

    Increased global consumerism has vast environmental, economic, and social repercussions. Thought leaders across the globe investigate the unsustainable cultural values at the root of modern consumption.

    Students watch a 25-minute film, What Would It Look Like? by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the environmental, economic, and social impacts of global consumerism. 

    In this lesson, students discuss what motivates their own consumer choices as well as the effects of consumerism on the global economy. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Clowning Around (Lesson Plan) | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch an 8-minute film, Laugh Clown Laugh by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the Berlin based clown, Reinhard "Filou" Horstkotte. The role of the clown, for Reinhard, is not just to entertain, but to explore the whole human being including all of the contradictions. 

    In this lesson, students discuss the meaning of clowns and explore the themes of spontaneity and laughter as well as vulnerability. Guided classroom discussions help students to explore misconceptions about clowns as well as how the clown could be a "master of failure." Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Laugh Clown Laugh | Global Oneness Project

    Students watch an 8-minute film, Laugh Clown Laugh by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the Berlin based clown, Reinhard "Filou" Horstkotte. The role of the clown, for Reinhard, is not just to entertain, but to explore the whole human being including all of the contradictions. 

    In this lesson, students discuss the meaning of clowns and explore the themes of spontaneity and laughter as well as vulnerability. Guided classroom discussions help students to explore misconceptions about clowns as well as how the clown could be a "master of failure." Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: 6-12

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