Curriculum & Resources

Tools for your classroom

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.
The Debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
by Jing Fong
Study these three infographics to get three different points of view on GMOs. Students will learn about GMOs—and become more discerning about what organizations want them to believe.
Curriculum & Resources: World Savvy
by Jing Fong
World Savvy prepares the next generation to learn, work, and thrive as responsible and engaged global citizens. It provides curriculum and other classroom-ready resources, professional development, and an educator network to boost student global competency.
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.
Visual Learning: High and Dry
by Susan Lloyd
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about what it would be like to live in a remote area and between two worlds—the past of their ancestors and the present of American mainstream culture.
Curriculum & Resources: The Big Disconnect Infographic
by Jing Fong
The average American spends 90 percent of his or her time inside—a recipe for obesity, asthma, and other ill effects. The Big Disconnect Infographic, created by CottageCountry.com and the David Suzuki Foundation, spells out the benefits that the natural environment brings to human health.
Curriculum & Resources: TED-Ed
by Jing Fong
TED-Ed matches talented teachers and amazing animators to produce an impressive film library and platform for turning any video into a customized lesson.
YES! Recommends: Center for Ecoliteracy
by Jing Fong
YES! recommends the Center Ecoliteracy for its sustainable living resources. At the heart of the Center's work is the understanding that guidance for living abundantly is all around us through Mother Nature.
Visual Learning: Lost Your Marbles?
by Susan Lloyd
This Visual Learning lesson plan will get your students thinking about community, public art, and why they can or can't buy spray paint.
YES! Recommends: Nourish
by Jing Fong
Nourish is an education initiative that celebrates food and community. Its food curriculum and lesson plans, short films and discussion guides, and powerful action ideas will help young people and their families, schools, and communities think about the food they eat and what they can do to make healthy choices for themselves and planet Earth.
Curriculum & Resources: Sugar Consumption Infographic
by Jing Fong
OnlineNursingProgram.com's jaw-dropping infographic on sugar consumption reveals the not-so-sweet truth—Americans eat way too much sugar. Data visualization puts the statistics into context. When sugar intake increases, so do the pounds and risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. A clear case for changing our behavior.
Curriculum & Resources: Independent Television Service (ITVS) Lesson Plans
by Jing Fong
ITVS's Community Classroom engages teachers and students through film. Their collections of lesson plans and documentaries will launch students into a deeper level of understanding about a range of global issues, particularly involving social justice.
Curriculum and Resources: Trash-Out
by Jing Fong
What can you learn about a family by examining the things they're left behind? Watch this short 5-minute film by POV and explore other PBS resources about the foreclosure crisis.
Curriculum and Resources: Poetry Foundation
by Jing Fong
October 17 is Black Poetry Day. Poetry Foundation offers a bounty of poems, lesson plans, essays, and more to teach students the fundamentals of African American poetry, and poetry in general.