From an eco footprint calculator to an online game to understand poverty, see the most popular teacher resources of the year!
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Dear Educator,

This is our once-a-year, Greatest Hits newsletter. It’s full of the most popular resources from the 2015-2016 school year.

Your favorites included a video on the racist origins of commonly used phrases, an infographic on how we use oil every day, and a lesson on the refugee crisis. Consider these treasured articles, infographics, and lessons as you plan this year's curriculum.

In a couple of weeks, you’ll get an email from us about our National Student Writing Competition. We’ll announce the article and the writing prompt for our Fall 2016 contest, and send you the writing contest calendar for the year so you can plan ahead.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Best,
Jing Fong
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Jing Fong
Education Outreach Manager, YES! Magazine
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The Surprising Ways You Consume Oil Every Day
#8. Infographic: The Surprising Ways You Consume Oil Every Day
#1. Video: The Racist Origins of Six Common Phrases You Probably Use
Sometimes we don’t mean what we say. This MTV video challenges all of us to think about the language we use in everyday conversation.

#2. YES! Article: My Magical Year of Tidying
Do your college text books and old retainer spark joy? Understand the happiness you may feel when you declutter not only your house—but also your mind.

#3. Lesson: Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis
Students step into a refugee’s shoes to understand why people flee their homes, and the arduous journey many make to find a safe place to live.

#4. Infographic: Gender Identitiy and Expression
Are you confused about how to refer to someone? He, she, or they? This easy-to-use interactive map explains over 40 definitions of gender.

#5. Video: How to Age Gracefully
Stay weird. Don’t let your mom throw away your LEGO. Backup your hard drive—now. Seven to 70-year-olds give candid tips on living the good life.

#6. Curriculum and Interview: Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Global Oneness Project
Through film, photography, and stories, Global Oneness brings the world to your classroom so students may understand the everyday struggles and courage of their global neighbors.

#7. Lesson: Hack Your Impact
This multidisciplinary lesson, inspired by a NASA climate scientist, has students calculating their carbon footprints. Discussion questions explore alternatives to fossil fuel consumption.

#8. Infographic: The Surprising Ways You Consume Oil Every Day
Less than half of the 3.5 gallons of petroleum the average American consumes daily is for gasoline. The rest is used for donuts, toothpaste, and other surprises.

#9. Teacher Story: 51 Nations and 44 Languages: A Shared Struggle Toward Integration and Acceptance
A Los Angeles Superior Court law clerk trades the courtroom for the classroom, where he teaches immigrant and refugee students English, history—and justice.

#10. Visual Learning Lesson: What’s the Buzz?
Ask students what they notice and wonder about this curious photo. Learning the facts behind the image will jump-start their inquisitiveness about honey bees and commercial pesticides.
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