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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.
Visual Learning: Lost Your Marbles? Visual Learning: Lost Your Marbles?
This Visual Learning lesson plan will get your students thinking about community, public art, and why they can or can't buy spray paint.
YES! Recommends: Nourish YES! Recommends: Nourish
Nourish is an education initiative that celebrates food and community. Its food curriculum and lesson plans, short films and discussion guides, and powerful action ideas will help young people and their families, schools, and communities think about the food they eat and what they can do to make healthy choices for themselves and planet Earth.
Curriculum & Resources: Sugar Consumption Infographic Curriculum & Resources: Sugar Consumption Infographic
OnlineNursingProgram.com's jaw-dropping infographic on sugar consumption reveals the not-so-sweet truth—Americans eat way too much sugar. Data visualization puts the statistics into context. When sugar intake increases, so do the pounds and risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, and more. A clear case for changing our behavior.
Curriculum & Resources: Independent Television Service (ITVS) Lesson Plans Curriculum & Resources: Independent Television Service (ITVS) Lesson Plans
ITVS's Community Classroom engages teachers and students through film. Their collections of lesson plans and documentaries will launch students into a deeper level of understanding about a range of global issues, particularly involving social justice.
Curriculum and Resources: Trash-Out Curriculum and Resources: Trash-Out
What can you learn about a family by examining the things they're left behind? Watch this short 5-minute film by POV and explore other PBS resources about the foreclosure crisis.
Curriculum and Resources: Poetry Foundation Curriculum and Resources: Poetry Foundation
October 17 is Black Poetry Day. Poetry Foundation offers a bounty of poems, lesson plans, essays, and more to teach students the fundamentals of African American poetry, and poetry in general.
YES! Recommends: Dream of a Nation YES! Recommends: Dream of a Nation
Dream of a Nation explores today's challenges with new ideas and solutions through the perspective of on-the-ground thought leaders. It generously offers educators a range of free, downloadable resources, including lesson plans, interviews, videos, and discussion guides.
Visual Learning: Gauze for Concern Visual Learning: Gauze for Concern
This Visual Learning activity will get students thinking about the foreclosure crisis in this country and what it might feel like to lose your home.
Curriculum & Resources: Cooperative Teach-In Curriculum & Resources: Cooperative Teach-In
The Cooperative Teach-in is a nationwide initiative that engages campuses with the cooperative movement through events, programs, and projects.
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