Parents' Guide to

Out of Eden Learn

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Kids get a broader view of the world and their place in it.

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This learning platform combines offline activities -- which it calls footsteps -- and online interaction with other members of your walking party, or learning community. Kids using Out of Eden Learn discover aspects of journalist Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk, which was designed to trace the pathways of the first humans who migrated out of Africa in the Stone Age. Here, kids will perform themed activities and interact with each other. The courses challenge participants to examine and describe their surroundings, explore how their lives connect to the past and the rest of the world, and learn about human migration and planetary health. The overall experience is designed to help young people become more informed, thoughtful, and engaged global citizens.

Although the site says it welcomes individual students as well as school classes and clubs, the login prompt requires a school code that educators receive after their class has been registered and assigned to a walking party -- which kids trying to access the site as a solo user will probably find frustrating. In addition, because the course materials were designed for middle- and high school-aged students, parents might need to revise some of the lessons and/or plan to work closely with younger kids to ensure they’re getting the most out of the experience. But if kids can arrange to get access and are able to navigate the content, Out of Eden Learn can provide a unique, engaging experience that can make them appreciate other cultures -- and their immediate environment.

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