Curriculum & Resources

Tools for your classroom

The Corporation
by Jing Fong
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?
by Mirabai Troll
This Visual Literacy lesson will get your students thinking about the Occupy Wall Street movement, and what's behind a mask.
YES! Recommends: The Story of Stuff Project
by Jing Fong
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.
De-Stress Your Classroom
by Jing Fong
Edutopia bundle of resources on meditation programs that can be used in school. Steps and benefits to bringing meditation to the classroom.
Teaching Social Movements
by Jing Fong
A collection of YES! resources for teaching about Occupy and other social movements.
The Legacy Project
by Jing Fong
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.
Academy of Achievement
by Jing Fong
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
by Mirabai Troll
Visual Learning activity using an image of industrial tomato field in the central valley of California.
YES! Recommends: ServiceSpace
by Jing Fong
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.
Words That Inspire: 3/4-Baked
by Jing Fong
Jason McLennan suggests that we stop "chasing perfection."
Visual Learning: To Dye For
by Idil Levitas
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about where their clothes come from and how colorful fabric is made.
Maps That Stretch the Mind
by Jing Fong
Like history, maps tell a story from the writer or creator's perspective. ODT Maps believes that there are many ways to see the world—including upside down. Explore the organization's many maps (with thoughtful explanations), videos, free downloads, quizzes, and more.
When You Tell Them My Story, Please Mention That I Like Flaming Hot Cheetos
by Charles Sanderson
Rich, stuck-up hippies. Racist gun-loving trailer trash. Two teachers try to bridge the divide between their rural and urban middle schoolers by having them write each other’s narratives in poetry form.
Words That Inspire: Because
by Jing Fong
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?
YES! Recommends: Americans Who Tell The Truth
by Jing Fong
Americans Who Tell the Truth spotlights 170 portraits of truth tellers—people who fought for all people's rights with courage and determination—to teach students of all ages not only about their heritage, but also to stand up for what they believe in.