Poetry: Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande, by Jimmy Santiago Baca, with Note to Educators.
Curriculum & Resources
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.
The Zinn Education Project helps make sense of race and the role it has played in shaping society.
Multiracial persons are the fastest growing demographic group in the country, but still gaining recognition. Now mixed race people can see themselves in books and be proud of who they are.
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.
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 happiness.
Poetry: yes, by Charles John Pace, with Note to Educators.
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.
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.
How can teachers effectively teach diverse students when they struggle with their own understandings of race?
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.
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.
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.
Quote from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and images from Chris Jordan's stunning series on America's obsession with consumption, Intolerable Beauty, with a note to educators.
Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.