EnLiven Social Studies With Real Life Stories About Different Cultures
Social Studies Lessons Brought to Life with People's Personal Stories
Are you a teacher or parent looking for engaging, thought-provoking, and inspiring stories that bring to life the subjects of Geography, History, Social Studies, and World Cultures? Or a lifelong learner who is intrigued with the human condition?
People Are Culture is an anthology that explores the definition of culture, and its relevance and role in daily life, through people's personal stories. With interviews and feature profiles, we demonstrate the real life impact of historical events and social change.
We present first-person accounts of different cultures around the world that enliven the concepts of cultural identity; emigration; indigenous culture; life during war; and religious and spiritual practices.
Our Mission, Values & Difference
To inspire and empower educators to celebrate our unique differences and shared humanity
Authenticity. Curiosity. Empathy. Listening. Respect.
Our real-life relatable stories offer a powerful heart-and-mind connection that will impact your students' lives and the way they see the world
Stories are remembered up to 22 times more than facts alone.
Let Us Help You Drive Your Social Studies Lessons Home
Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me a truth and I'll believe.
Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.
~Native American Proverb
Check Out Our Social Studies Teaching Resources on TPT!
Culture is a big subject, with many different dimensions. That's why personal stories from real people are such an effective way to teach this important and yet complex subject. Culture lessons will come alive for your students with these digital print and video lessons.
We are proud to offer a line-up of teaching resources that bring cultural lessons to life on Teachers Pay Teachers! Just click on the lesson that interests you to learn more or purchase it!
A Mission Powered By Passion & Purpose
Meg Pier is Founder & Editor of People Are Culture website and Flip the Lens video platform. For the past decade, Meg has worked with interns from more than a dozen colleges and universities to produce more than 400 human interest features and interviews with culture creators, stewards and changemakers around the world.
A grounding in Social Studies fosters greater human understanding and connection. In this digital print and video anthology, people from all walks of life share their personal story. In doing so, they also shine a light on their unique culture, traditions, heritage and lifestyle--as well as our shared human condition.
Authentic & Accurate Content to Supplement Your Social Studies Curriculum
Dr. Paul Schafer
Director of World
"Not only do these stories convey an incredible amount about the nature of people's cultural lives and experiences, but also they are presented with the utmost professionalism, commitment, and dedication... with all the expertise of a successful story-teller."
Fergus T. Maclaren
President of the ICOMOS International Culture Tourism Committee
"All of these [stories] resonate with an authentic, unique voice of the individual, while tapping into the essence of why culture matters in maintaining our sense of humanity and dignity. Each chapter tells stories that weave the fabric of cultural meaning from an original perpective."
Content & Strategy
"I have consistently been impressed by Meg's in-depth interview and writing skills. She has a knack for choosing interesting and impressive subjects and gets to the heart of their inspiration in an easy, engaging manner. Her well-researched and insightful questions get her closer to the local culture."
Scottish Tourism Marketing & PR Support Specialist
"Meg listens intently and has an ability to engage and connect with many people, drawing out meaningful insights and often deeply personal experiences. She has a genuine curiosity about a country's history, culture, character and landscapes. She demonstrates great commitment to accuracy in all her writing."
A Sample Of Where Our Visitors Found Us
Humanize Your Social Studies Curriculum with Stories in 15 Categories!
We feature interviews and feature stories in 15 categories: Archaeology; Architecture; Cultural Heritage; Dance; Festivals; Folk Art; Food; Gardens & Landscapes; Language & Legends; Maritime; Music; Spirituality; Textiles; and Visual Arts.
What Is The Meaning Of Life? Ebook
This book shares the experiences of a cross-section of 15 fascinating people who each offer their personal and unique insights into the phenomenon of culture. In the process of explaining their life story and what has mattered to them, each person reveals profound answers to the question of "What is the Meaning of Life?"
In this interview compilation, I present the highly personal stories and perceptions about the human condition and meaning of cultures around the world from people as varied as a Maltese archaeologist; New Orleans blues singer, Azorean master gardener, Cambodian peace activist to an Italian cheese-maker; a Maine lobsterman; Colombian architect; Mayan shaman; a Spanish flamenco dancer and an Indian art historian and filmmaker.
Ebook Format: PDF (Instant Download)
Enjoy Daily Inspirational Quotations Paired With Extraordinary Photos With Our EBook
"An Uplifting Lens on Life," by Meg Pier, is a 365-day ebook featuring her photographs from 35 countries around the world, captioned by thought-provoking and inspirational quotations from sages of the ages, ranging from Ovid to Oprah.
The photographs featured in the book include poignant and compelling portraits and still lifes, and scenes that span every ecosystem: tropical islands, deserts, jungles, fjords, plains, glaciers, volcanic mountains and coastlines.
Ebook Format: PDF (Instant Download)