Out of Eden

National Geographic (Dec. 2013) - Photo by John Stanmeyer

National Geographic (Dec. 2013) – Photo by John Stanmeyer

Out of Eden Learn is a unique online learning community designed to accompany Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk. Through Out of Eden Learn, students from around the world can engage in Paul’s journey and all that it represents. They explore their own neighborhoods, investigate contemporary global issues, and reflect on how they as individuals fit into a broader geographical and historical context. In addition, they share their perspectives and interact with one another on an exciting digital platform that uses social media as a springboard for deep, meaningful learning. The goal is to ignite students’ interest in the wider world and support them to become more informed, thoughtful, and engaged “global citizens.”

Out of Eden Learn is an initiative of Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in collaboration with Paul Salopek. With generous support from the Abundance Foundation, Out of Eden Learn is open to all schools and students, free of charge.

To see examples of student work, click on the Out of Eden Learn/Walk category or the Out of Eden tag.


Click on this map to make it bigger.

Travel Pioneers: Paul Salopek (BBC article, June 2015)

What I’m Learning From Walking 21,000 Miles Around the World (National Geographic, April 2016)

Out of Eden on Social Media:

Out of Eden Walk – website

Paul’s blog/Dispatches – really nice stories and photos

Out of Eden Walk – Twitter

Out of Eden Walk – Instagram

Out of Eden Walk – Facebook

Out of Eden Milestone Videos – (Vimeo)

Teaching Resources from Out of Eden WalkMany Links!

Pulitzer Center OOEL Lessons – Related Lessons

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