Social Justice & Human Rights

How do we help students to build a fair and just world?
Understanding Multiracial America

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.

Americans Who Tell the Truth

Robert Shetterly's remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. Here we offer curriculum tools to support the series.

Rethinking Schools

Like YES! Magazine, Rethinking Schools strives to be both visionary and practical. We are delighted to share three of many lesson plans from Rethinking Schools that get to the heart of a real-world education.

Visual Learning: Week of Nonviolence

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.

Connect and Engage: Making History

To teach happiness, be happy. Teachers, in particular, need support to be passionate and content in a challenging profession. The Center for Courage and Renewal's "Courage to Teach" supports this belief with essays, articles, and a retreat program.

Connect and Engage: Addressing Fear

Here are lesson plans and how-to resources forcoming to terms with false assumptions about immigrants, the current economic crisis, and walls that separate important relationships. Simply put, it’s about addressing fear with clarity and calmness.

Connect and Engage: Foreign Policy

As a teacher, helping your students understand foreign policy requires that you explore other cultures and nations and how they relate to the United States. Here are a couple of curriculum options to help you make that connection.

Voices in Wartime

Curriculum tools and resources from the Voices in Wartime Education Project.

Connect and Engage :: Teaching Peace

Resources to accompany the December 2007 Education Connection newsletter on Teaching Peace: PeaceJam, Teaching Tolerance, Educators for NonViolence, Oxfam Education: Darfur-Teaching the Issues.

SIDEBAR :: Teaching Respect

How does a school that takes a human-rights based approach to education work? We find out.

Military Recruitment of Youth - stories, links & resources

Are you being recruited? Are recruiters giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about joining the military? Do you have other options? These questions should be filtering through your mind while trying to understand what it means to be a young American.