National Geographic
National Geographic 25 Aug 2020

Assignment: Inspiration


Three photographers go on a quest to capture iconic images that have the power to inspire people.

The Abbotsford School District is investigating a homework assignment given to students asking them to list 'positive' impacts from Canada's residential school system following a viral social media post by a mother of one of the students.
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Although 2020 will be remembered for a devastating pandemic, there were many inspiring moments that proved the resiliency of the human spirit. To help us get through one of the worst years in history, we rounded up some of the most inspiring and touching moments of 2020. From the little girl who danced her way to a friendship with her mailman, to the millions of people around the world who cheered on front line workers each night at 7 p.m. each night, these moments will warm your heart

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