COVID-19: Texts on Kindness, Disease, & Self-Care
Explore topics on global health, human goodness, and coping with uncertainty to help students face the challenges of coronavirus and COVID-19.
No Man Is An Island
A speaker explains the interconnectedness of all humankind.
I'm Happiest When Most Away
In this short poem, Brontë contemplates existing in a solitary, meditative state.
Different types of coping mechanisms can be used to deal with stress, which can yield both positive and negative results.
What Fear Can Teach Us
Karen Thompson Walker
In this speech, Karen Thompson Walker discusses how fear impacts the decisions we make.
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
A speaker describes a flower that grew in an unlikely place.
How Resilience Works
Diane Coutu discusses the three main characteristics of resilience.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Lee Duckworth
Angela Lee Duckworth discusses the role that grit plays in success.
A young girl struggles to fight boredom and loneliness after moving to a new home.
Working at the Hospital
Barbara Radner describes working at a hospital.
Explainer: Animals’ Role in Human Disease
Amanda Leigh Mascarelli
Amanda Leigh Mascarelli discusses how diseases among animals can impact humans.
Why Do Human Beings Do Good Things? The Puzzle of Altruism
Steve Taylor explores why humans act altruistically towards others.
Does Altruism Actually Exist?
Alice G. Walton
Alice G. Walton discusses a study that explores the link between selflessness and fairness in babies.
Altruism: Why We Risk Our Own Well-Being to Help Others
Kendra Cherry discusses psychologists’ theories about why people act in unselfish ways.
What is a vaccine?
Lindsey Konkel describes what a vaccine is and how it works.
Five reasons why being kind makes you feel good — according to science
Jo Cutler, Robin Banerjee
Jo Cutler and Robin Banerjee discuss why being kind makes us feel good.
What the flu does to your body, and why it makes you feel so awful
Laura Haynes discusses the effects that the flu can have on the body.
Set to Go
Self-care can involve practicing some strategies that improve physical and mental health.
Set to Go
This informational text explores the responsibility of helping others as a necessary life skill.