Curriculum & Resources

Tools for your classroom

The Story of Stuff: The Bigger Picture
by Jing Fong
Take a look at our YES! articles to support teaching with The Story of Stuff. Use these stories to get your students thinking and talking about the golden arrow of consumption, our identity as consumers, the purpose of an economy, what makes us happy, globalization, and what a just and sustainable world could look like.
Bring Fair Trade into Your Classroom
by Jing Fong
How students can tell big companies like World's Finest Chocolate that they demand an end to abusive child labor practices, and that they want to buy products that are Fair Trade Certified.
Connect and Engage :: Consumption
by Jing Fong
Resources to accompany the January/February 2008 Education Connection newsletter on The Story of Stuff and Consumption: Facing the Future, The Center for Ecoliteracy, UNESCO, and Redefining Progress.
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