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Words That Inspire: You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day Words That Inspire: You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Use Rasha Hamid's words to start a discussion with your students about what this tragedy means.
Spotlight on Green Spotlight on Green
A collection of education resources about "Green." From the environment to the economy, bring green into the classroom.
Curriculum & Resources: Global Oneness Project Curriculum & Resources: Global Oneness Project
The Global Oneness Project is offering educational film toolkits. Take advantage of this great opportunity to explore interconnectedness and promote social wellness.
Curriculum & Resources: The Corporation Curriculum & Resources: The Corporation
Watch a new video about an eighth grade class using The Corporation film as a discussion starter. Share with your students using free curriculum from The Ontario Institute of Studies in Education.
Visual Learning: Who Is That Masked Man? Visual Learning: Who Is That Masked Man?
Visual literacy lesson plan focusing on Guy Fawkes mask image and the issue of corporate power and deception.
YES! Recommends: The Story of Stuff Project YES! Recommends: The Story of Stuff Project
The Story of Stuff Project now offers more films that explain and inform. Check out The Story of Broke, The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, and don't miss out on free curriculum from Facing the Future.
Curriculum & Resources: De-Stress Your Classroom Curriculum & Resources: De-Stress Your Classroom
Edutopia bundle of resources on meditation programs that can be used in school. Steps and benefits to bringing meditation to the classroom.
Curriculum & Resources: Teaching Social Movements Curriculum & Resources: Teaching Social Movements
A collection of YES! resources for teaching about Occupy and other social movements.
Curriculum & Resources: The Legacy Project Curriculum & Resources: The Legacy Project
Cornell Professor Karl Pillemer, founder of The Legacy Project: Lessons for Living from the Wisest Americans, collected over 1,500 interviews of elders on a variety of subjects. In text and video, the oldest living generations of Americans share their experiences.
Words That Inspire: 3/4-Baked Words That Inspire: 3/4-Baked
Jason McLennan suggests that we stop "chasing perfection."
Curriculum & Resources: Academy of Achievement Curriculum & Resources: Academy of Achievement
With biographies, personal interviews, and powerful images, the Academy of Achievement provides the opportunity for students to find a modern hero that resonates with their life. A content-rich Achiever Gallery of photos and a well-organized curriculum are terrific resources for hero projects or studies.
Visual Learning: You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto Visual Learning: You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto
Visual Learning activity using an image of industrial tomato field in the central valley of California.
YES! Recommends: ServiceSpace YES! Recommends: ServiceSpace
ServiceSpace is a movement for generosity on social and personal levels. The site features projects that inspire generous behavior and chronicle the acts of kindness of ServiceSpace volunteers.
When You Tell Them My Story, Please Mention That I Like Flaming Hot Cheetos When You Tell Them My Story, Please Mention That I Like Flaming Hot Cheetos
What happens when students are given the honor and onus of writing a complete stranger's story in poetry form? Middle school students from rural and urban Oregon took the risk, transforming preconceived notions—from gangs to trailer trash, stuck up rich people to redneck hicks— into bridges.
Words That Inspire: Because Words That Inspire: Because
Instead of a letter, Terry Tempest Williams wrote a poem to nominate Lily Yeh as a YES! Breakthrough 15 Hero. The poem shared the many reasons why Lily Yeh is worthy of consideration. Who are the people students might be inspired to honor with a poem?
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