Curriculum & Resources

Curricula and lesson plans on topics ranging from climate change to happiness.
Words That Inspire: The Wild Geese

Wendell Berry's poem, "Wild Geese" paints a colorful image of Earth's bounty, inspiring the beloved poet and farmer to be thankful that all we need is around us. Do your students second that notion?

Waiting (or Not) for Superman

The documentary “Waiting for Superman” has stirred up conversation and debate about one of our nation’s biggest concerns—the state of public education. A follow-up campaign is under way to fix education. NOT Waiting for Superman, initiated by Rethinking Schools, says the film got the message all wrong.

Words That Inspire: It Couldn’t Be Done

There are few things that motivate young people more than to be told that something can’t be done. High school student Ashe Jaafaru reads "It Couldn't Be Done", a poem by Edgar Albert Guest.

Visual Learning: Paper Cranes for Peace

With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about peace.

YES! Recommends: Tell Me Your Stories

Tell Me Your Stories connects young and older people through oral history interviews. Curriculum, interview templates, and other tools guide students through the interview process.

Words that Inspire: On Facing Judgment

Facing judgment is a life skill that teachers can help their students learn, so they may deal with others' opinions—fair or not—with confidence.

Visual Learning: Sacred Water

This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the sacred places in their lives, and who typically is exposed to environmental health risks.

Visual Learning: Cone in the Cob

With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about simplicity.

YES! Recommends: Global Oneness Project

YES! recommends the Global Oneness Project for their inspiring and richly produced resources that explore how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.