Educators, create a free account on our learning platform.
Register one or more classes through your account via the Dashboard.
Our "walking parties" (learning groups) are typically made up of five to ten classes from different geographic locations. A class can be as small as one student (for example, a home-schooled student) and as large as 40 students. Please note that our community is only open to school-aged children. We generally launch walking parties in September, October, January, and March. However, if you are based outside of the United States and would like to start sooner, please email us: you may be able to join an existing walking party.
When you register a class, a passcode will appear for that class on your Dashboard. If you have multiple classes, you will get a unique passcode for each class.
Once we have assigned you to a walking party, give your students the class passcode. When they sign up with this passcode, they will automatically be directed to the right space on our platform and will appear on the class roster. Those of you with younger students can skip this step and post on behalf of the whole class.
“Footsteps” will be posted for your walking party every two weeks. Each footstep invites young people to (1) engage with Paul’s journey, (2) do an activity, and (3) interact with other students. You will get email notifications and instructions when a new footstep has been posted.
We strongly encourage you to connect with the other educators in your walking party before you get started. For more information please visit our FAQ.
In January 2013, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek set off from Ethiopia on a seven-year walk around the world.
His route retraces the migratory pathways of our ancient human ancestors.
As he walks, Paul writes about what he observes and reflects on where we have come in our unfolding human story.
Apr 25, 2016
Paul Salopek is walking the global trail of the first humans who migrated out of Africa in the … more
Apr 28, 2016
Despite intermittent internet service, long and tiring days of walking, and various roadblocks along the path of his trek, Paul enjoys finding time to engage directly ... more