The Lakota Martial Arts Teacher Helping Native Women Recover Their Strength
by Christa HillstromJun 28, 2016
- A self-defense model focused on rediscovering strength rather than putting up your guard helps Native American women heal from sexual assault.
Pay Attention! How Being Less Distracted Will Make You Happy
by Richard J. DavidsonApr 03, 2016
- Researchers say we’re distracted 47 percent of our lives. Increasing our focus could help us—and the people around us—feel happier.
How Can Public Schools Stop Amplifying Inequality?
by Bill BigelowMar 21, 2016
- Low-income communities continue to look for the best ways to improve their schools as the income gap grows across America.
After Trauma: A Graphic Journey Through Wild Healing
by Leela CormanDec 22, 2015
- In this collection of watercolor illustrations, a comics artist illustrates her journey through grief after the sudden death of her first child.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
How #FergusonSyllabus Helps Teachers Discuss Police, Racism, and History
by Liz PleasantJan 12, 2015
- “Teachers are better prepared because #FergusonSyllabus created a space for exchange among educators about best practices and materials for illustrating the best and worst of our democracy.”
The Danger of Silence
Oct 17, 2014
- When he was a kid, slam poet and teacher Clint Smith once gave up speaking for Lent. He found that his silence allowed his classmates to be bullied—and that he must use his voice speak up for truth and justice.
Winter 2014: Dr. Edward Tick's Response to "Support for Veterans" Essay Winners
Apr 18, 2014
- Dr. Edward Tick, co-founder of Soldier's Heart and author of "Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country," responds to winners of the Winter 2014 "Support for Veterans" essay competition.
Interactive Garment Industry Map
by Jing FongOct 21, 2013
- An interactive map of garment industry factories, designed in response to the Bangladesh disasters. Also explore a New York Times' Learning Network lesson, "Corporate Irresponsibility? Fashion’s Hidden Cost in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry."
Civil Rights Curriculum
by Jing FongDec 21, 2011
- In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for refusing to go with other Japanese Americans to incarceration camps mandated under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 9066. The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education shares lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources to teach students the importance of speaking up for civil rights for all.
The Innocence Project and Prison Food
by Jing FongSep 22, 2011
- Use the Innocence Project’s interactive resources to understand the causes of wrongful convictions and exonerations, and see how your school's cafeteria food measures up to prison food with this tell-it-like-it is infographic.
Visual Learning: "Out of many, one"
by Katelin CarterSep 22, 2011
- This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the growing number of organizations dedicated to making this world a better place, and how art has a magical, powerful way of making bold statements.
Horses as Healers
by Lorna ShepardsonJun 09, 2011
- What do you do with a teenager who’s angry, depressed, disconnected, or all of the above? Lorna Shepardson knows a magical gift horses possess that can help bring young people from the depths of darkness to a glimmer of self-confidence. This is Lorna’s story.
You Can’t Ignore Me Any Longer
by Jing FongApr 14, 2011
- Street artist JR brings art to improbable places, creating projects that force us to really see each other.
Waiting (or Not) for Superman
by Jing FongFeb 09, 2011
- The documentary “Waiting for Superman” has stirred up conversation and debate about one of our nation’s biggest concerns—the state of public education. A follow-up campaign is under way to fix education. NOT Waiting for Superman, initiated by Rethinking Schools, says the film got the message all wrong.
Social Justice & Human Rights
How do we help students to build a fair and just world?