Conversation of the Week

What does your family think about education issues, sports scandals and the latest campaign headlines? Each week, The Family Dinner Project posts a summary of a current news story, along with thought-provoking questions that will help your family talk about topics that matter.

“Brave Starts Here”: Talking about Lizzie Velazquez

October 2nd, 2015

Watch Lizzie’s inspiring TEDTalk and use our conversation starters to discuss

Reykjavik from the roof of the Saga Museum

An Offer of Refuge

September 11th, 2015

What happens when the people of a nation decide their leaders aren’t doing enough to help others in crisis?


The Bank Robber’s Dilemma

August 31st, 2015

Is it ever OK to steal? You decide.


A Wish to Help Others

August 19th, 2015

A 12-year-old boy uses his Make-a-Wish to feed others.


Bye Bye Bot

August 11th, 2015

What do you think about Hitchbot’s untimely end?


An Extra Tricky Extra Credit Question

August 1st, 2015

How do we balance personal interests with those of the group?


Talking to Strangers

July 17th, 2015

#Datewhileyouwait helps people slow down and connect in the most unlikely of places.


A Flag’s Fate

July 7th, 2015

Conversation starters about the Confederate flag controversy


A Flight of Fancy

June 24th, 2015

An airport employee goes out of his way to make some magic for a little boy and his stuffed tiger.


It’s not the Beatles, but Close

June 11th, 2015

Conversation starters about school, work and unlikely rock stars

Air and Space Museum Apollo 40th Celebration

An Out-of-this-World Answer

May 15th, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson on learning disabilities and the limitless possibilities of a can-do attitude.

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Student Secrets

May 1st, 2015

What’s your family’s take on the #IWishMyTeacherKnew campaign?