Curriculum & Resources

Curricula and lesson plans on topics ranging from climate change to happiness.


In each of the following categories, you'll find a variety of teaching tools for immediate use in the classroom or for building your own curriculum.  These resources include: lessons, curriculum, poetry, videos, projects, stories, and essays.

Treasure Chest

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:: Teaching Happiness

Discover the good life through resilience, creativity, and community.

:: Teaching Outside the Box

Meaningful learning pushes boundaries with action, inquiry, and innovation.

:: Teaching Peace & Justice

Paths to peace, inclusion, equality, and compassion for all.

:: Teaching Sustainability 

How to build a robust economy, healthy planet, and just world for all.

:: Visual Learning

Use the wonder of a photo to engage in deep discussions and understanding.


Voices in Wartime
by Jing Fong
Curriculum tools and resources from the Voices in Wartime Education Project.
Connect and Engage :: Teaching Peace
by Jing Fong
Resources to accompany the December 2007 Education Connection newsletter on Teaching Peace: PeaceJam, Teaching Tolerance, Educators for NonViolence, Oxfam Education: Darfur-Teaching the Issues.
Military Recruitment of Youth - stories, links & resources
by Brandi Bratrude
Are you being recruited? Are recruiters giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about joining the military? Do you have other options? These questions should be filtering through your mind while trying to understand what it means to be a young American.
Resources for Teaching Peace
by Katie Billings
Curricula and other resources for teaching peace.
Resources for a Sustainable Future
by Katie Billings
Want to take action, but don't know where to start? Start here! The following is a list of organizations that support both teachers and students in their efforts to create positive environmental change.
Lesson Plan Guidelines: Using YES! Stories in Class
by YES! for Youth Education Program
YES! for Youth curriculum materials are based on articles published in the pages of ad-free YES! magazine. They are designed to help students explore positive solutions to social justice and environmental challenges.
Questions for Students: Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for reflection and discussion from the article "Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia"
Questions for Students: Earth Charter
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Students for the article “Earth Charter” YES!
Questions for Reflection: The Lake and the 'Hood
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Students: Going Forward Full Circle
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Reflection: Reclaiming America
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Students: When Youth Lead
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for students: Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Into-Through-Beyond: a lesson-planning framework for using YES! in the classroom
by Kim Corrigan, Bob Davies
A brief outline of well-known planning technique that can help teachers make YES! content more meaningful, applicable and interesting to their students. Along with sharing the technique, we also provide an example of using it with a YES! article, and then offer some specific guidelines for effective curriculum planning.
Eight Steps To Teach Kids Peace
by The Alliance for Childhood
8 practical steps to teaching peace in your community.