They Lost Their Jungles to Plantations, But These Indigenous Women Grew Them Back
by Anuradha SenguptaDec 05, 2016
- When a governmental effort to encourage cash crops threatened their food security and native land, India’s indigenous families came together to revive their traditional food systems.
Half of All Indigenous Languages Are Disappearing. Inside the Rush to Save Them
by Tristan AhtoneOct 21, 2016
- Of 194 languages remaining in North America, nearly 63 percent are spoken only by adults or elders. That’s why children's television programming is key.
The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee DomzalskiOct 03, 2016
- When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
TEDTalk: What It Feels Like to Be Transgender
Sep 14, 2016
- Twenty-year-old slam poet Lee Mokoke passionately expresses his journey from being “more Ken than Barbie” to “loving my body enough to let it go” in a highly gendered society.
Free College Tops Black Lives Reparations List
by Olivia AndersonSep 02, 2016
- Better education and loan forgiveness are key strategies to address disparities for Black communities and their next generations.
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.
Social Justice & Human Rights
How do we help students to build a fair and just world?