Curriculum & Resources

Tools for your classroom

The Story of Stuff Project Resources
by Jing Fong
The Story of Stuff Project is more than its signature short film. It's a movement to get us to throw away all the stuff in our lives and work together to build a healthy planet. Spot-on curriculum, short films, and more resources are generously offered.
No Impact Project Curriculum
by Jing Fong
Since 2006, No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, and his family have inspired a nation to swap their old consumer habits for new environmentally-friendly ones. The No Impact Curriculum explores the effects of your students’ everyday behavior on the environment, their health, and their well-being.
Visual Learning: Knock, Knock. Who's There?
by Cynthia Daniel
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about people experiencing homelessness and the importance of sleep.
20 Ways to Practice Gratitude
by Jing Fong
This mandala-esque poster is a happy self-care tool, and can also be adapted to classroom use.
"How I Write" Interviews
by Jing Fong
The Daily Beast interviews writers about their daily writing routines.
Institute for Humane Education Resources
by Jing Fong
The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) believes that in order to create a just, sustainable, and humane world, humane education needs to be at the core of everyone’s education. IHE curricula, lesson plans, online courses, graduate programs focus on human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship, and cultural influences.
Visual Learning: Message in a Bottle
by Jing Fong
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the risks and rewards of protests, and how to use social media to get people to support your cause.
Interactive Garment Industry Map
by Jing Fong
An interactive map of garment industry factories, designed in response to the Bangladesh disasters. Also explore a New York Times' Learning Network lesson, "Corporate Irresponsibility? Fashion’s Hidden Cost in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry."
Visual Learning: Out of Character
by Jing Fong
This Visual Learning activity will get your students thinking about the intersection of handwriting and digital typeface, and the fate of cursive writing around the world.
"10 Reasons Why Co-ops Rock" Poster
by Jing Fong
Toolbox for Education and Social Change has a great classroom tool on cooperatives. You can buy its "10 Reasons Why Co-ops Rock" poster at pay-what-you-want prices. Available in Spanish, too.
Resources from The Food Project
by Jing Fong
The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focuses on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership, and graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curricula for free.
Equal Exchange Fair Trade Learning Tools
by Jing Fong
Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative,has been at the forefront of fair trade, supporting small-scale farmers for over 25 years. Part of its mission is to educate and engage the public in the fair trade movement. Its curriculum, working papers, and infographics are terrific learning tools on fair trade, sustainable agriculture, and cooperatives.
Biomimicry 3.8 Institute
by Jing Fong
The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute supports scientists, engineers, architects, business-people, and teachers who desire to use nature's models as inspiration for creating man-made products and sustainable technologies.
Neighborhood Chalkboard Reveals Secrets and Dreams
by Jing Fong
TEDTalk by Candy Chang on connecting communities through art, sharing, and usable public spaces.
Visual Learning: In a Bind
by Molly Lunn
This Visual Learning activity will get your students thinking about what it would be like to live a nomadic lifestyle, and to be forced to live and work in an unfamiliar place.