Curriculum & Resources

Curricula and lesson plans on topics ranging from climate change to happiness.
Individual and Community Resilience

What makes teenage brains unique? What happens when people from all walks of life play an alternate reality game to create a better future? Lesson plans from Inside the Teenage Brain and World Without Oil.

Water

Measure your water footprint with H2O Conserve's easy-to-use calculator, and wrap your head around the impact of the BP oil spill using this trio of classroom resources.

Making Sense of the 2010 Census

Who is America? This bundle of lesson plans and activities will help your students understand the basics of the every-decade census and why they should care about what’s at stake.

Visual Learning: Are You Really What You Wear?

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 a different image of Iran.

Understanding Multiracial America

By the midcentury, people of color will make up the majority in the U.S. These resouces will help students understand race and the experiences of multiracial people.

YES! Recommends: No Impact Project

No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, and his family have inspired a nation to swap their old consumer habits for new environmentally-friendly ones. The recently launched No Impact Curriculum brings the lessons learned from this year-long journey to your classroom.

Curriculum & Resources: Green Jobs and Green Buildings

Lesson plans, hands-on activities, and award-winning projects on green building and economies will demonstrate to your students that there’s a better, sustainable, and just future that they can help build, shape, and design.

Visual Learning: Have Wheels, Will Travel

With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about bikes.