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Building a Just and Sustainable World September/October 2007
David Korten believes that "if there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with one another and the Earth—this requires building economies with heart." Show your students this article and see what they think about our economy and the values that drive it.
Another tool to help your students understand the reality of corporate power. Use this visual tool to explore why people are standing up to corporate power.
After recently seeing how engaging this article becomes when people role play the voices, I'd like to pass on this great resource from our Go Local issue. Let your students explore how the economy relates to basic values like happiness by acting out an imaginary conversation between Adam Smith and "Bula Vinaka" from the Pacific Islands.
The YES! Page That Counts is one of your favorite features because it gets students engaged in lively, reflective discussions. Here is a link to our most recent issue of The Page That Counts. You’ll find startling statistics paired in ways that tell a story about our society and world and are sure to get your students talking and thinking critically.
A favorite in this curriculum guide is Wangari Maathai's article in the Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace segment. Read about the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and her holistic approach to building a just, sustainable, and peaceful society. This teacher's guide pairs YES! stories with the four major principles of the Earth Charter and includes supplemental materials.
PDF available with photos, questions and glossary.
YES! Magazine often features exceptional poetry. Take a look at this month's pick.
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Here is the YES! Discussion Guide from our summer 2007 Más Democracia en América Latina.
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