Curriculum & Resources

Tools for your classroom
Biomimicry 3.8 Institute

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute supports scientists, engineers, architects, business-people, and teachers who desire to use nature's models as inspiration for creating man-made products and sustainable technologies.

The Debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Study these three infographics to get three different points of view on GMOs. Students will learn about GMOs—and become more discerning about what organizations want them to believe.

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.

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.

Visual Learning: High and Dry

This Visual Learning lesson 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.