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Curriculum & Resources: Civil Rights Curriculum Curriculum & Resources: Civil Rights Curriculum
In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for refusing to go with other Japanese Americans to incarceration camps mandated under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 9066. The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education shares lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources to teach students the importance of speaking up for civil rights for all.
Words That Inspire: We are the 1% Words That Inspire: We are the 1%
Some members of the 1% have shared messages of solidarity with the 99%. What goes into a sign that makes a lasting impression? Explore an activity to help your students understand—and create their own—powerful signs.
YES! Recommends: Creative Change Educational Solutions YES! Recommends: Creative Change Educational Solutions
Creative Change's comprehensive approach to curriculum transformation places food systems, renewable energy, urban revitalization, and other sustainability issues at the center of education innovation and reform.
Curriculum & Resources: Journey Into Dyslexia Curriculum & Resources: Journey Into Dyslexia
You’ve probably taught a student with dyslexia—and were perplexed on how to help. This film shows successful adults who see their dyslexia as a unique gift.
Visual Learning: We Are the 99% Visual Learning: We Are the 99%
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 animals as food.
Words That Inspire: The Laughing Thrush Words That Inspire: The Laughing Thrush
Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin believes that it’s natural to love being in the world around us. His poem, "The Laughing Thrush," captures a sense of place with rich details and abundant joy.
Curriculum & Resources: ThinkB4YouSpeak Curriculum & Resources: ThinkB4YouSpeak
GLSEN's campaign ThinkB4YouSpeak helps straight teens understand why "that's so gay" and other common slurs may be unintentional but hurtful to their Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) classmates.
Curriculum & Resources: Occupy Wall Street Curriculum & Resources: Occupy Wall Street
Resources from YES! Magazine and NY Times Learning Network will familiarize your students with Occupy Wall Street.
YES! Recommends: The Legacy Project YES! Recommends: The Legacy Project
At a time of economic uncertainty—when your students are wondering about their future—the Legacy Project might serve as a compass to help them create their lives, connect to others, and change their world.
Visual Learning: Boom! Visual Learning: Boom!
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 oil spill cleanup.
Curriculum & Resources: The Innocence Project and Prison Food Curriculum & Resources: The Innocence Project and Prison Food
Use the Innocence Project’s interactive resources to understand the causes of wrongful convictions and exonerations, and see how your school's cafeteria food measures up to prison food with this tell-it-like-it is infographic.
Words That Inspire: Martin Luther King, Jr. Words That Inspire: Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is fair to one person may not be fair to another. How can students become aware of injustice—at school, in your community, and in this world— and dig deeper to discover how they can transform injustice to justice?
Visual Learning: "Out of many, one" Visual Learning: "Out of many, one"
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not).
Visual Learning: “Who’s that swimming in my pool?” Visual Learning: “Who’s that swimming in my pool?”
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 our relationship with the natural world.
Curriculum & Resources: Sleep Lessons and Bees Curriculum & Resources: Sleep Lessons and Bees
With final exams under way, many students and teachers are undoubtedly getting little sleep. And, what’s the buzz about bees? The following teaching resources dive into the science and psychology of the importance of sleep, and why bees are critical to our food supply.
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