We Should Stand Up for Gay Marriage

by Charlie Nichols

Charlie makes a compelling argument for gay marriage, listing numerous reasons people oppose it and providing counterclaims for each one. He uses historical, current, and personal examples to support his rationale.

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Teacher Feature: Beth Kara

This is Mrs. Kara’s first year using the One World Education curriculum. Only a few weeks into the program, it’s already proving to be a useful scaffold for her students.

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The Academic Race

by Jessica Li

Jessica tackles the subject of the pressure many teens feel to be academically ultra-competetive in an effort to have a bright future. She looks at the downside of focusing solely on scores and grades at the expense of pursuing personal interests and passions.

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Crime Prevention in Youth

by Damonne Nickens

Damonne discusses his experiences with youth crime from both sides of the issue. He goes over the many reasons kids may turn to crime and presents his case for potential solutions and a more promising future.

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One World Education is a teacher-created nonprofit organization in Washington, DC that offers a middle and high school Common Core-aligned writing program with proven results.


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Teachers and Students



  • Grade 8 Humanities teacher Beth Kara incorporates technology into her OWEd Writing Program lesson plans.
  • Now available: A new unit on gay marriage built around an essay written by Deal Middle School student Charlie Nichols
  • Read how OWEd's partner The Literacy Lab helps young students gain life skills.
  • OWEd staff are making classroom visits this month. Read about them!.
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