Curriculum & Resources

Tools for your classroom

Let's Talk About Charlottesville
Uneasy about discussing the Charlottesville protest—and its related issues like race, hate, and white supremacy—with your students? Here are some resources to start the conversation.
Visual Learning: Dire Straits
This visual learning lesson will get your students thinking about displaced migrants and the refugee crisis.
Syrian Journey: Choose Your Own Escape Route
BBC's virtual journey follows refugees' footsteps from Syria to Europe.
These Educators Bring Story, Truth, and Humanity to the Climate Crisis. They Want Your Students to Imagine How They Can Fight for Climate Justice.
Students get straight-up, comprehensive education on climate change and how to be climate change-makers
Visual Learning: Keep It Light
This visual learning lesson will get your students thinking about solar power and unbelievable inventions.
Random Acts of Kindness
Like any skill, kindness takes practice. Teach kindness and other social-emotional skills with these outstanding free resources, including an educators guide, from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
"Resistance 101" Lesson: Unsung Heroes and Activists
Young people across the country are pouring into the streets to protest for social justice. But to create real change, students need to know what comes next. “Resistance 101” introduces students to real-life activists and the strategies they’ve used to create a fairer world.
Visual Learning: Time Flies
This visual learning lesson will get your students thinking about empathy for living things and how humans perceive time.
This Artist and Composer Bring the Power of Story to Your Classroom. They Want You and Your Students to Truly Know “The Other Side” of Each Other.
Since 2011, the Academy for the Love of Learning has used story and art to help strengthen relationships and understanding in Santa Fe classrooms. Now, it’s ready to share its curriculum with the rest of the country. El Otro Lado's (the other side) lessons are more of a living guide and philosophy than “one more thing” teachers have to do. The reward? The collective experience of empathy, a sense of home and belonging, and a renewed look at teaching.
TEDTalk: What It Feels Like to Be Transgender
Twenty-year-old slam poet Lee Mokoke passionately expresses his journey from being “more Ken than Barbie” to “loving my body enough to let it go” in a highly gendered society.
Infographic: Does Congress Look Like America?
There are 469 seats in the U.S. Congress up for election this November 8th. This infographic explores how the demographics of Congress compare to America at large.
Visual Learning: Trouble in the Fields
This visual learning lesson will get your students thinking about the lives of migrant farm workers, and where their food comes from.
Cross the Line
Cross the Line breaks down stereotypes, and allows students a safe space to explore the diverse identities we carry.
"Hack Your Impact" Lesson Plan and Worksheet
by Simone Larson
How is our climate changing, and what kind of action (or inaction) is causing climate to change? This interdisciplinary lesson plan will allow students to measure their own carbon footprint, and encourage discussion of ways to lessen the damage we're doing to our earth.
Infographic: Why We Need New Farmers
In 2012, 62 percent of farmers were older than 55, while only 6 percent were younger than 35. As generations age out of farming, who will replace them? This infographic encourages students to think about the future of local food production and what it means to be a new farmer today.