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Visual Learning: Message in a Bottle Visual Learning: Message in a Bottle
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it's interesting (or not). In this case, it's all about organizing to support a peaceful protest.
YES! Recommends: Institute for Humane Education YES! Recommends: Institute for Humane Education
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.
Curriculum & Resources: 10 Reasons Why Co-ops Rock Curriculum & Resources: 10 Reasons Why Co-ops Rock
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.
Curriculum & Resources: The Food Project Curriculum & Resources: The Food Project
Resources from The Food Project, based in the Boston area, focus on sustainable agriculture and youth leadership. TFP graciously shares many of its manuals, activities, and curriculum for free (downloadable).
YES! Recommends: Equal Exchange YES! Recommends: Equal Exchange
Equal Exchange is a worker-owned cooperative and 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.
Visual Learning: Out of Character Visual Learning: Out of Character
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.
Curriculum & Resources: World Savvy
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.
YES! Recommends: Biomimicry 3.8 Institute
The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute promotes biomimicry as a sustainability design tool. It shares an abundance of resources, seminars, and trainings with 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 Neighborhood Chalkboard Reveals Secrets and Dreams
TEDTalk by Candy Chang on connecting communities through art, sharing, and usable public spaces.
Visual Learning: In a Bind
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.
Curriculum & Resources: The Debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Why do we need them? Do your students think they're good or bad? Study these three infographics to get three different points of view on GMOs, and to boost your students' critical thinking.
Visual Learning: High and Dry Visual Learning: High and Dry
This Visual Learning activity 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 Curriculum & Resources: The Big Disconnect Infographic
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.
YES! Recommends: Center for Ecoliteracy YES! Recommends: Center for Ecoliteracy
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.
Curriculum & Resources: TED-Ed Curriculum & Resources: TED-Ed
TED-Ed matches talented teachers and amazing animators to produce an impressive film library and platform for turning any video into a customized lesson.
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